The term after their second birthday children living in Flying Start areas are entitled to a Welsh Government funded part-time childcare for twelve and a half hours per week, which amounts to two and a half hours per day, Monday to Friday, for 39 weeks of the year.
The workers in Flying Start Childcare are highly qualified and experienced. However it’s a big step to let someone else look after your child. Visit the setting you choose and make sure you are comfortable with it. The childcare offers quality indoor and outdoor environments to help your child settle and make new friends. They are well planned with lots of opportunities for your child to explore, discover and be curious about their world. They will probably get messy though, so don’t dress them in their best outfits.
Attending a Flying Start setting can add to what you already do at home to help your child learn and develop to their full potential. Early learning makes a BIG difference to the way children develop and go on to learn throughout their lives.
What will my child learn at in Flying Start Childcare?
- Play/socialise with other children of a similar age
- Try new things
- Practise new skills
- Enjoy a range of play activities
- Take turns and share
- Be in a language rich environment
Flying Start childcare is offered in a variety of types – playgroups, day nurseries, childminders and in Welsh and English. There will be one near you. A full list of all the childcare settings is available in the Childcare Booklet that will be given with your application form (FS1). These are normally given by the Health Visitors but sometimes we post them out if we feel we may have missed you.
For more information contact 0800 0196 330