News and Job Vacancies
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Healthy Start
Healthy Start provides families from low income households across the UK with vouchers to buy milk and infant formula, and fresh or frozen fruit and vegetables. Free vitamin supplements are also available. Please click here to visit the website.

Speech and Language Therapy in Gwent - new website
View the launch flyer below or click here to visit the new website.

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Are you interested in a career in childcare?

Choices in Childcare is a FREE course that will help you decide if working in childcare, education or playwork is really for you. For more information and an application form please click here or contact Torfaen Council's Childcare Workforce Development Officer, Jane Lolin, on 01633 647423.

Universal Credit
Universal Credit, which will replace the current benefit system, will be introduced from 2013. Find out more about Universal Credit, which benefits it will replace, who will be affected and when, with Gingerbread's online guide.

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NHS Wales has produced a new guide to the Whooping Cough vaccination for pregnant women. Expectant mothers in Wales can receive the vaccination from week 28 of their pregnancy. To read more, click on either the English or Welsh leaflet (left).



Participation Hub Open
The Welsh Government launched its Participation Hub, a portal for children and young people to seek support and have their say in decisions that affect them. The online hub can be found at www.participationhub.org.uk and, although aimed at children and young people, it can be used by professionals and practitioners.

Is your child eligible for free school meals?
To find out and to complete an application form please click here or contact Torfaen on 01633 647715.

Choose Well
The Welsh Assembly Government is running a public health education campaign in conjunction with the NHS that is designed to inform the public's decision making, and help them choose the most appropriate health service to meet their needs - instead of defaulting to the 999 Emergency Service and A&E. It is being run to combat recent and significant rises in demand on these urgent care services. Please click on the poster for further details.

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Young Person's Black and Minority Ethnic Project
If you are aged between 14-19 and you would like to ….
Take part in activities to improve your skills and boost your confidence
Access advice on further education, training and employment
Get involved in volunteering and work experience opportunities
Meet other young people
Get involved in the community - youth groups, forums etc.
Have fun!
We provide support, mentoring and for young people from BME and EEM backgrounds in Rhondda Cynon Taff, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil, Blaenau Gwent and Torfaen.

The overall aim of the project is to raise the skills and aspirations of young people (14-19) from BME and EEM family backgrounds throughout their progression to further education and employment. We will provide support on a one-to-one basis and also within a youth group setting, creating access to innovative activities to increase confidence and opportunity to meet other young people. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in voluntary work and/or work placements, and access information about further education and employment. For futher details please contact Jess Morgan, Development Officer on 01443 742 704.

Worried about bullying?
Torfaen Council has launched a website with information and advice for children, young people, parents, carers and professionals. The website gives advice on how to identify bullying and where to get help. For more information visit www.antibullytorfaen.org.uk

Torfaen Council has also produced an anti-bullying leaflet for children that details useful helplines and websites. Please click on one of the links below to view the English or the Welsh version.

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Current Job Vacancies

Deputy Sessional Manager - Thornhill Playgroup

Thornhill Playgroup are seeking a Deputy Sessional Manager working towards a minimum Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Children’s Care Learning and Development (Advanced Practice), and a minimum 2 years experience for 28.75 hours per week. Closing date 19th May 2017.
For more information please contact Victoria Rogers on 07971214814.

Childcare Assistant - Little Angels Playgroup

Little Angels Playgroup are seeking an experienced Childcare Assistant with a minimum qualifictaion CCLD Level 3 or equivalent, for 35 hours per week (9 am until 4 pm daily). Flying Start experience is essential. For more information please contact Marcella Passmore on 07979596792. Closing Date 12th May.

PACEY Cymru Associates

Do you have the training skills to promote high standards of care for young children? Are you passionate about building on best practice and working with adults to develop their confidence and expertise? If so, PACEY Cymru would like to hear from you.

More information can be found at https://www.pacey.org.uk/footer-links/work-for-us/current-vacancies/.

Please submit your application (a CV and supporting statement) or for more information please email paceycymru@pacey.org.uk or call the Cardiff office on 0845 880 1299.


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