The Flying Start funded childcare is available in various communities and areas throughout Pembrokeshire. The areas have been identified using the Welsh Government Data WIMD.
Flying Start offers funded childcare for children ages 2-3 years in a quality childcare setting. Children can attend for 2.5hrs a day for 5 days of the week term time only. Childcare is delivered through the medium of English or Welsh. Support for children who have been identified with an Additional Learning Needs (ALN) is also provided by the Early Years Team.
Are you eligible?
Your child will be eligible the school term after their 2nd birthday
Flying Start Childcare Offer application form
For more information please contact:
tel: (01437) 770004
What is Flying Start?
Flying Start is a Welsh Government funded programme which is targeted at children aged 0 - 3 years 11months and their families who live in certain areas of Pembrokeshire defined by postcode.
It is well recognised that children's early years are an important period and experiences at this time impact greatly on children's future development - so it is very important to get it right.
Dewis Cymru is the place to go if you want information or advice about your well-being – or want to know how you can help somebody else.
Our aim to provide you with a friendly, caring and accessible service. The Health Visiting Service in Flying Start is able to provide additional home visits from the ante natal period through to 3 years and 11months. This is to support you with parenting and to provide you with any help and advice which you might need.
Community Nursery Nurses
The Flying Start Health Visitors are supported by a team of Community Nursery Nurses, who offer a range of help and support at a group or one to one within the home. These include, caring for your new baby, feeding, weaning, sleep routines, potty training and behaviour issues.
Group sessions include baby massage, under 1s and toddler groups.
The Flying Start Midwife offers additional support for women during the pregnancy and the immediate post natal period.
Women who may need additional support are teenage mums, unsupported mums or mums who are vulnerable due to health or circumstances.
The Flying Start Midwives offer advice on staying healthy during pregnancy, maximising your chances of a normal birth, what happens when labour becomes more complex, breast feeding and infant feeding, care of the newborn and postnatal recovery. The focus is on maximising your unborn baby's mental and physical development and bonding with your baby.
You can ask you midwife to refer you or refer yourself by ringing 01437 770013 and leaving a message for us to call you back.
Rhian Walters - Flying Start Midwife
Speech & Language Team
Supporting children's language and communication development is a core aim of the Flying Start project.
The importance of targeting and identifying children who are having difficulties as early as possible is well evidenced. As is research into brain development which has shown the first three years of a child's life are crucial to the development of good language and communication skills.
What do the Speech & Language Team do?
- Provide general communication support for all children
- Ensure that other members of the Flying Start team are able to identify and support children's speech, language and communication difficulties
- Provide parents/carers with specific and practical strategies to develop children's language through play
The Health team will also refer you to other agencies within Flying Start if required.
Parenting support is a specific entitlement within Flying Start.
All parents/carers who live in a catchment area will be offered parenting support.
This includes, parenting groups and 1:1 support in the home.
For further information
Flying Start 01437 770004.