Give your child a flying start!
Living in a Flying Start area entitles your child and family to visits from the Flying Start Health Team who are there to offer support and guidance. The Health Team will be based close to your home and are happy to provide home visits.
The Health Teams include a Flying Start Health Visitor and Flying Start Community Nursery Nurses.
The team will offer support and guidance in many ways including Antenatal Care, Breast Feeding Support, Postnatal Care, Immunisations, Nutrition, Baby Health Checks, Sleep Routines, Dental Health Advice, Behaviour Management, Home Safety Visits, Baby Massage, Speech and Language Support, Childhood Illness, Skin Care.
Living in a Flying Start area entitles your child to a childcare place which will be funded by Monmouthshire Flying Start. Childcare can be accessed from the term following your child’s second birthday to the end of the term after their third birthday; OR until they start nursery education, whichever is the sooner.
The childcare will be delivered by an approved Flying Start provider within walking distance of your home. All these settings meet high quality standards set by Flying Start and the Care and Social Services Inspectorate for Wales. Staff in the settings will be supported by an experienced Early Years teacher who will ensure that the high quality of childcare is maintained.
You will be able to access Flying Start provided you live in one of the following Streets:
Dan Y Deri
Old Barn Way
Old Hereford Road
St. Andrew's Crescent
St. David's Crescent
St. George's Crescent
St. David's Road
St. Francis Close
Ty Rholben Flats
St Teilos Road
King Henry V Drive
Mary DeBohn Drive
St Crispin Close
The Childcare will be provided at:
- Butterflies Playgroup, Deri View Primary School, Abergavenny
- Tiny Tots Playgroup, Llantilio Pertholey Community Hall, Abergavenny
- Cylch Meithrin Y Fenni, Ysgol Y Fenni, Abergavenny
- Wiggles and Giggles Playgroup, Overmonnow Primary School, Monmouth
- Calditots Playgroup, West End Flying Centre, Caldicot
Before your child begins playgroup, you will have the opportunity to meet the staff at your home with your child and also at the group. We hope this will help your child to settle easily. We will provide an “All about me” booklet for you to fill in. This will help us to understand your child and to be aware of your child’s likes, dislikes and interests. The playgroups will be able to offer up to twelve and a half hours each week over five days. They will remain open for 42 weeks of the year.
Flying Start also offers parenting support and parenting courses including the Incredible Years programme for babies and toddlers. In each Flying Start area, we offer Language and Play sessions for parents and children together (LAP). These sessions include activities to help develop your child’s language skills. The sessions include cookery, music, singing, stories, craft and out and about activities.
For more information regarding Flying Start or any baby or breast feeding groups that are run through Flying Start, please contact:
The Flying Start Demountable, Ysgol Y Fenni, St. David’s Road, Abergavenny, NP7 6HF
Tel: 01873 856162/ Mobile: 07810 055815
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