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Flying Start is a Welsh Government initiative which provides support and opportunities for families with children under the age of 4.

The 4 core services provided are:-

  • Early Years Health Service
  • Childcare
  • Parenting Support
  • Early Language Support

Are you eligible?

Do you have a child aged 0-3 years 11 months and live in Ceredigion?

If so, please enter your postcode to see if you’re eligible for Ceredigion Flying Start.

 How we can help

  • Early Years Health Service. Our Early Years Health Team consists of Health Visitors and Family Workers who can offer intensive support when needed. Health Visitor Hub number: 07970 501 609 ( - 5pm, Monday to Friday, no weekends or bank holidays, please note this service can’t accept texts)
  • Funded sessional Childcare of the highest quality for children aged 2 - 3. The childcare is provided within a setting of your choice for 2 and a half hours a day, 5 days a week for 39 weeks of the year.
  • Parenting Support through 1:1 work or in local groups. Caring for young children can be quite a challenge and nobody has all the answers. This is why we offer parenting programmes and support through 1:1 or in local groups which can cover topics such as:
  • Preparing for Parenthood
  • Breastfeeding, Weaning and Healthy Diet
  • Routine, Sleep and Toilet Training
  • Positive Parenting
  • Resilience and Emotional Wellbeing
  • Dealing with and Managing Child Behaviour
  • Other common parenting problems
  • Practical help when it is needed e.g. accessing food bank vouchers, home safety equipment and advice and support on how to make your home safe and a nice environment for children to play in.
  • Signposting to other services and support
  • Support to develop children's talking, language and communication skills through 1:1 support or a group to nurture skills and awareness.

To find out more about how Flying Start could help your family, watch the Welsh Government Flying Start video.