Childcare for parents

Information about the childcare resources in Denbighshire.

After school clubs

After school clubs provide childcare after school hours, and are a safe place for children to play, relax and socialise. Some clubs that are not run by schools can collect children from their school at the end of the day.

Some after school clubs are also open during the school holidays.

Children must be registered with the club, and they must be collected by parents or carers.

Find an after school club on Dewis (external website)

Breakfast clubs

Breakfast clubs are usually run by schools, and offer children a safe and supervised place to go before school. They provide a healthy breakfast for pupils, and are particularly useful if your child arrives early at school.

Find a breakfast club on Dewis (external website)


Childminders are self-employed, and work in their own home. They care for children from a few months old upwards, for part or all of the day.

Charges for childminding are agreed between the parent and the childminder, and will vary depending on the number of hours your child is cared for.

Find a childminder on Dewis (external website)

Day nurseries

Day nurseries offer care for children up to five years old. They are open all year round, and charge a fee for the childcare offered.

Find a day nursery on Dewis (external website)

Flying Start childcare

Flying Start is a scheme to provide childcare in specific areas to children from the age of two, up to compulsory school age. This is available in the school catchment areas of Christchurch and Emmanuel School in Rhyl, and Gwaenynog School in Denbigh.

Find out more about Flying Start

Holiday clubs

Holiday clubs provide a wide range of play activities for children during the school holidays. Some are run by schools, while others are run by private or voluntary organisations.

Costs vary between holiday clubs, and you will usually be charged per day your child attends.

Find a holiday club on Dewis (external website) 

Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin

Mudiad Ysgolion Meithrin run Cylch Meithrin groups and Ti a Fi groups, where children learn through play, through the medium of Welsh.

Children and babies of any age under school age can attend Ti a Fi groups, and their carers are also welcome. Children must be two and a half to attend Cylch Meithrin groups.

Parent and toddler groups

Parent and toddler groups provide a meeting place for parents and carers with babies and small children to relax and chat together while children play.

Find a parent and toddler group on Dewis (external website)

More information about parent and toddler groups


Registered groups take children from the age of two and a half up to compulsory school age, for morning or afternoon sessions.

You can leave your child in the care of the qualified staff, but most playgroups rely on parent volunteers.

Find a playgroup on Dewis (external website)

More information

Childcare can seem costly, but you may be entitled to some financial help. View information about help with childcare costs.

Denbighshire’s Family Information Service also provides information, support and advice for families on a variety of other issues.