Babies and young children

Find out what support is available to help with the costs of having a young family, including childcare schemes.

Sure Start Maternity Grant

You could get a one-off payment of £500 to help towards the costs of having a child. Check if you are eligible for the Sure Start Maternity Grant.

NHS Healthy Start

If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant or have a child under 4, you may be entitled to get help to buy healthy food and milk. Find out more about the NHS Healthy Start scheme.

Baby bank

If you are a new parent and experiencing hardship, Pembrokeshire Baby Bank may be able to help. They can provide all baby-related necessities free of charge, including packs for newborns, essential supplies and clothing bundles.

Real nappy financial support

Real nappies are easy to use, can save money and help the environment. You can claim £30 - £60 cashback when you buy real nappies..

Child benefit

Paid every 4 weeks at a rate of £24 per week for the eldest or only child and £15.90 for every additional child. You can claim Child Benefit if you are responsible for bringing up a child who is under 16 (or under 20 and in approved education or training.

Help if you have a disabled child

Find out about support available from our Children with Disabilities Team.

Flying Start

Funded part-time childcare for children 2-3 years living in eligible areas of Pembrokeshire.

Tax-free childcare

Information on tax-free childcare and tax credits for childcare.

Childcare Offer for Wales

30 hours of funded childcare and early education for working parents of 3 to 4-year-olds and parents in eligible education and training courses.

Universal Credit and childcare

You may be able to claim back up to 85% of your childcare costs if you’re eligible for Universal Credit.

Childcare whilst training/looking for work

You could get support for childcare whilst training and gaining skills to get a job.

Other helpful links

Help with education and school costs
Help with claiming benefits