The Flying Start programme was introduced by the Welsh Government to offer help and guidance to families with very young children. It is well recognised that the early years of a child’s life are an important period and experiences at this time impact greatly on children’s future development – so it is very important to get it right.
Children up to 3 years and 11 months may be eligible for extra help to get them off to the best start in life. Flying Start supports parents by providing health advice, learning skills support and practical ideas to help them guide their children towards a brighter future.
The Flying Start Scheme offers the following benefits to the young children up to 3 years and 11 months who are eligible for the scheme:
• Enhanced Health Services
• Language and Play
• Parenting Programmes
• Free Childcare
Click here for a list of services provided by Flying Start.
See what’s going on with Flying Start in your area.
Comments from parents:
“The childcare was absolutely fantastic for my daughter. She has developed in all areas massively thanks to the playgroup. It has helped her social skills and she totally understands the idea of school. She settled into the daily routine very well and really enjoyed her time there.“
“I was very satisfied with everything at the crèche, the staff were very friendly. My daughter really enjoyed her time there and I would recommend to friends.“
“Flying Start are an amazing team of people who communicate really well.“
“Brilliant people who are friendly and committed to their jobs and the children they have within their setting.“
“It has made a big difference to my whole family since day one. I am very thankful that we live in an area which allowed us to benefit from Flying Start. Thank you!“
“My daughter loved going to childcare, it helped her socialise with other children. She can sing in Welsh now.”