Flagship Free Childcare Offer Extended to Include Part of Wrexham

Parents in certain areas of Wrexham will be able to access free childcare from September.

The Welsh Labour Government’s flagship policy, which is in the process of being rolled out nationwide, will provide 30 hours a week of government-funded early education and childcare to working parents of 3 and 4 year old for up to 48 weeks of the year.

In total, twelve areas across Wrexham have been selected to take part in the next phase of the programme, including Gresford, Gwersyllt, Holt, Llay, Marford and Rossett.

These particular areas have been selected to help test cross border working and implementation of the offer with partner authorities such as Flintshire, as well as neighbouring English authorities.

Plans are in place for the scheme to available throughout Wales by September 2020.

Wrexham’s Assembly Member, Lesley Griffiths said: “This was one of Welsh Labour’s key commitments and I welcome the progress that is being made.”

“Families from Wrexham will benefit from the latest phase and I believe this pioneering childcare policy will make a tangible and positive difference to parents’ lives.”

More information can be found on the Welsh Government website