Flying Start Programme

13 May 2013

In order to provide the best possible start for children, the Welsh government have unveiled plans to double the number of young children it helps from families living in a poor area.

The Flying Start programme offers free part-time childcare to children aged two to three. The programme also aims to fund an enhanced health visitor service, access to parenting programmes and assistance with early language.

Communities and Tackling Poverty Minister, Huw Lewis:

“This is about providing superb quality child care and support to those who most need it to the benefit of the whole family, and importantly to allow parents the opportunity to gain new skills and look for work.

“Our efforts to prevent poverty start with targeting investment to give children the best possible start in life with early intervention to make sure that children have the opportunity to learn, develop and play.”

BBC Wales “Flying Start childcare support programme expand

 

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