Welsh Medium Childcare and Education

Welsh Medium Childcare for pre-school children (0-4 years)

Welsh medium childcare for pre-school children in Torfaen is currently available through childminders, cylchoedd meithrin, 1 day nursery and 1 billingual day nursery.

Childminders have to be registered with CIW and can offer full day care for your child, usually with opening times to suit working parents. Childminders may offer flexible sessions with shorter or longer opening hours and will often drop off and collect children attending a nursery or a school. Welsh medium childminders in Torfaen are:

  • Gwasanaeth Gofal Plant, Pontypool. Tel. 07581286638 or email [email protected]
  • Michelle’s Childminding Service, Pontypool. Tel. 0800 0196 330
  • Andrea Lewis – Little Blossoms Childminding, Pontypool. Tel. 0800 0196 330

Cylchoedd Meithrin are Welsh medium playgroups usually available to children from 2 or 2 and a half years to 5 years of age. Cylchoedd meithrin provide sessional childcare usually for 2 or 3 hours in either the morning or the afternoon and mainly during term time.

Many are registered with CIW and some offer nursery wraparound provision, where children are collected from or taken to their nursery school/class. Cylchoedd meithrin in Torfaen are:

  • Cylch Meithrin Abersychan, Trinity Methodist Church, High Street, NP4 7AE Tel. 01495 773302 or email [email protected] . Nursery wraparound is also available.
  • Ysgol Feithrin Pontypwl, St James Hall, St James Field, Pontypool. Tel. 01495 755 616 or email [email protected]

Meithrinfa Pontnewydd is a Welsh medium day nursery that provides care for children aged 0 – 5 years. They are also registered as an Early Years Education Provider. Torfaen County Borough Council can fund 4/5 sessions per week or 3 full days (term time only). Where a child attends a private nursery, parents will be responsible for any additional payment over and above the funding allocated by Torfaen.

  • Meithrinfa Pontnewydd, 40 Station Road, Pontnewydd, Cwmbran. Tel: 01633 873893 / 07901 826261 or email [email protected]

Welsh medium nursery education for your 3 or 4 year old
Nursery schools and registered nursery education providers offer free part time early years education for 3 and 4 year olds, funded by the Local Authority. For more information on Nursery education funding in Torfaen generally, visit our nursery education page  .Nursery provision is part time. If you require Welsh medium childcare to extend the time that your child is cared for, childminders and cylchoedd meithrin sometimes provide a nursery wraparound service (see details above).

Welsh medium nursery education is provided by all of the Welsh medium primary schools in Torfaen and by some cylchoedd meithrin that have been approved by the Local Authority and Estyn. Welsh medium nursery education is available in the following Torfaen settings:

    • Ysgol Bryn Onnen, Varteg Road, Varteg, Pontypool. Tel. 01495 772284 or email [email protected]
    • Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbran, Henllys Way, St. Dials, Cwmbran. Tel. 01633 483383 or email [email protected]
    • Ysgol Panteg, Oxford Street, Griffithstown, Pontypool. Tel. 01495 762581 or email [email protected]
    • Ysgol Feithrin Pontypwl, St James Hall, St James Field, Pontypool. Tel. 01495 755 616 or email [email protected]

For more information on these settings and how to apply for nursery education, contact us on 0800 0196 330 or email [email protected]

Welsh medium primary school education
There are three Welsh medium primary schools in Torfaen.
Children can transfer to a Welsh medium primary school from an English medium nursery and parents do not have to be Welsh speakers in order for their children to join a Welsh medium school. If you have any questions, you can contact the Head teachers directly or contact the admissions team on 01495 766915.

Welsh medium primary schools in Torfaen are:

      • Ysgol Bryn Onnen, Varteg Road, Varteg, Pontypool. Tel. 01495 772284 or email [email protected]
      • Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbran, Henllys Way, St. Dials, Cwmbran. Tel. 01633 483383 or email [email protected]
      • Ysgol Panteg, Oxford Street, Griffithstown, Pontypool. Tel. 01495 762581 or email [email protected]

Welsh medium before and after school childcare
Welsh medium out of school childcare in Torfaen is provided by childminders, breakfast clubs, before school clubs and after school clubs and is available to primary school aged children. . Please note that some before and after school clubs run less than two hours, therefore they do not have to register with CIW.

Welsh medium before and after school childcare is provided by:

      • Childminders:
      • Gwasanaeth Gofal Plant, Pontypool. Tel. 07581286638 or email [email protected]
      • Michelle’s Childminding Service, Pontypool. Tel. 0800 0196 330
      • Andrea Lewis – Little Blossoms Childminding, Pontypool. Tel. 0800 0196 330

Before School Clubs;

  • Cyfeillion Bach Breakfast Club, Cyfeillion Bach,Panteg, StationStation, Road,Griffithstown,Pontypool,Torfaen,NP4 5JH. Tel 01495 764400 or email [email protected] (Ysgol Panteg)

 

    After School Clubs:

  • Clwb Plant y Tri Arth, Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbran, Henllys Way, St. Dials, Cwmbran. Tel. 07790006546 or email [email protected] (Ysgol Gymraeg Cwmbran only)
  • Clwb Ar Ôl Ysgol Cyfeillion Bach, Cyfeillion Bach,Panteg, StationStation, Road,Griffithstown,Pontypool,Torfaen,NP4 5JH. Tel 01495 764400 or email [email protected] (Ysgol Panteg)
  • Clwb Carco Bryn Onnen, Ysgol Bryn Onnen, Varteg Road, Varteg, Pontypool. Tel: 01495 755861 (Ysgol Bryn Onnen)

Welsh Medium Holiday Childcare
There is currently 1 Bilingual holiday club in Torfaen. Childminders operate all year and may be able to care for your school aged child during school holidays.

Billingual holiday club:

  • Cyfeillion Bach Holiday Club , Cyfeillion Bach,Panteg, StationStation, Road,Griffithstown,Pontypool,Torfaen,NP4 5JH. Tel 01495 764400 or

Welsh medium childminders in Torfaen are:

      • Gwasanaeth Gofal Plant, Pontypool. Tel. 07581286638 or email [email protected]
      • Michelle’s Childminding Service, Pontypool. Tel. 0800 0196 330
      • Andrea Lewis – Little Blossoms Childminding, Pontypool. Tel. 0800 0196 330

Welsh medium secondary school education
Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw is a regional Welsh medium comprehensive school and is situated in Trevethin, Pontypool. This school is available to 11 to 18 year olds. For more information call 01495 750405 or email [email protected]