Wales PPA promotes and supports bilingual pre-school care, education and learning through play across Wales by offering support on all aspects of early years provision including registration, business support, improving quality and workforce development.
Our aim is to ensure there are sufficient play opportunities for pre-school children that are child-focused and help promote their personal and social development and to ensure families are given the opportunity to experience high quality, affordable and accessible childcare in Wales.
We support the Welsh Government to ensure that families across Wales can access affordable quality childcare providing innovative solutions to create flexible childcare and play opportunities to meet the needs of parents and their families..
How we help our members:
Support and Guidance on governance, regulation, business planning and all aspects of running a childcare setting from experienced staff based in our regional offices across Wales
- Regular networking events throughout the year
- Regular mailings to keep you up to date with important information, updates and workforce opportunities
- Subscription to our quarterly members magazine smalltalk; with a particular focus on Wales and the Foundation Phase
- 25% discount on Wales PPA’s English and Welsh language publications and quality assurance scheme – Quality for All
- Free listing of your setting’s contact details and location on the Wales PPA website
- Free listing of any childcare related job vacancies on the Wales PPA website and social media channels
- Access to group public liability insurance and discounted services from CCV Cardiff
- Access to the government’s free milk scheme – via Cool Milk
- Last but not least we represent you and your views by meeting regularly with Welsh Government Departments on all aspects of early years provision, CSSIW, Social Care Wales and local authorities
UNDER 5 PROVIDERS
Sessional care is provided, with no session lasting more than four hours. Normally a session is between two and three hours. Children are two to five years and are cared for with or without their parents, independent of a toddler group.
Sessions are for both child and parent/carer, with parents/carers being responsible for their children throughout the session. Predominantly, children are under two and half years and independent of a playgroup.
COMBINED UNDER 5 / TODDLER GROUP
Combined playgroup and toddler sessions are held at different times, but at the same premises using the same equipment and the same committee.
FULL DAY CARE
Childcare for children from birth to five years on an all-day basis, without their parents and if applicable combined with an Out of School Childcare Club (up to fourteen years) at the same premises.
Childminders are registered to look after children under twelve in the childminder’s own home.
OUT OF SCHOOL CHILDCARE CLUB
Clubs provide care directly before and/or after the school day
during term-time and during school holidays for children aged
three to fourteen years old.
Occasional day care for children aged from birth up to the age of 12 years on non-domestic premises.
Individuals concerned with the welfare of families and young children and/or involved with the work of Wales Pre-school Providers Association.
Local authorities, Welsh Government agencies, colleges, local enterprise companies, libraries and voluntary sector agencies with an interest in providing, influencing and developing pre-school childcare provision.
Students enrolled on early years training courses in colleges or through work based learning.