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Early Years Funding

​​​​​Children are entitled to a part-time nursery place from the start of the term after their third birthday.


You can search for your nearest nursery and register your child for a place on our nursery school admissions page.


If there are no places available at a local nursery school or nursery within two miles of where your child lives you can apply for early years funding. 

What does the funding pay for?

This funding will cover the cost of a part-time nursery place at one of the following childcare providers recognised by Cardiff Council:

Nursery / PlaygroupVenueTelephone
Cylch Meithrin PentrebaneCoed Y Gorf Primary, Pentrebane07954646097​

Cylch Meithrin Y ParcSalem Chapel, Market Road, Canton, CF5 1QE07794065522
Cylch Meithrin Yr Eglwys NewyddScout Hall, Penlline Road, Whitchurch, CF14 2AD07474651141
Miri Mawr19 Heol Gabalfa, Llandaff North, CF14 2JH02920 560109
Si-Lw-Li (Whitchurch)24 Park Road, Whitchurch, CF14 7BQ02920 626720
St Aubins (Welsh Unit)503A Cowbridge Road, Canton, CF5 1BB02920 222227​

How to apply for funding


To request an application form please contact us.


What information do we need from you?

Children must live in Cardiff and you will need to provide your child's birth certificate. You may also need to show us a council tax statement and a recent utility bill as proof of your address.


Once funding has been agreed, the payments will be made straight to the nursery school or nursery your child goes to.

What other support is available?


If you have a child aged up to 3 years 11 months and you live in Cardiff, you may be eligible for a free part-time childcare place through the Flying Start programme. Visit the Flying Start website​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Link opens in a new window and enter your postcode to see if you are eligible.

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