Flying Start

What is Flying Start?

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Bringing a child into the world is the most precious gift but it can also be very hard.  If you live in a Flying Start area and you have a child between the ages of 0-4 years old, you can benefit from a number of services to help you and your family.  We are here to support you to give your child the best possible start in life.

Flying Start is funded by the Welsh Government and consists of 4 main elements:

  • Extra Health Visiting & Midwifery Service
  • Playgroup/Childcare place for 2-3 Year Old Children
  • Access to Parenting Groups
  • Support for your child’s speech, language and communication

Every child has a right to flourish and develop to their full potential.  Flying Start provides intensive support services to 0-4 year old children and their families within specific areas of Torfaen. The programme aims to support families and make a difference to children in their earliest years of life.

Why take up Flying Start?


How to access Flying Start


For any general queries about Flying Start or to check if you are eligible, please contact the Family Information Service on Freephone 0800 0196 330.


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Find us on Facebook: @Torfaen Flying Start

Torfaen Flying Start is committed to protecting your privacy when you use our services. A Privacy Notice detailing how we use information about you and how we protect your privacy can be found here.

The Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Privacy Notice can also be found here