WQ86773 (e) Wedi’i gyflwyno ar 22/11/2022

A wnaiff y Gweinidog nodi faint mae'n costio i awdurdodau lleol yng Nghymru weinyddu a dosbarthu talebau gofal plant o dan y Cynnig Gofal Plant?

Wedi'i ateb gan Y Dirprwy Weinidog Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol | Wedi'i ateb ar 29/11/2022

The Welsh Government allocated £3.18m in 22/23 to local authorities for the administration of the Childcare Offer, this includes undertaking eligibility assessments, promoting the Offer to maximise the take-up by eligible parents and managing the payments to providers.

Local authorities currently reimburse childcare providers directly for hours claimed under the Childcare Offer, using Welsh Government grant funding. Local authorities do not issue vouchers on our behalf. 

On 31 October, I issued a written statement regarding the launch of the Childcare Offer National Digital Service. The new service will streamline administration of the Childcare Offer for local authorities, bringing efficiencies of scale and the opportunity for centralised data monitoring to better understand the impact of the Offer. The current system will be operational for legacy placements, alongside the National Digital Service, until September 2023.