Posted on: Wednesday 7 June 2023
Torfaen Council is pleased to announce the opening of a new Welsh medium childcare setting in Pontypool.
The new centre opened at the new Ysgol Gymraeg Gwynllyw primary school in Trevethin in April and has 45 places for children, aged between 2 and 12, who qualify for the Welsh Government-funded childcare.
Gofal Plant Yr Enfys Gwynllyw currently provides Flying Start provision.
There are also plans to provide wrap around childcare for children in school and holiday clubs, as well as places funded by the Childcare Offer for Wales by September.
Families living in Flying Start areas are entitled to 12 and a half hours free childcare per week, which equates to two and a half hours per day, Monday to Friday, for 39 weeks of the year. More information can be found by visiting the Torfaen Family Information Service website.
The centre also marks another milestone in the council’s efforts to enhance Welsh-medium childcare and education provision across the borough.
In April, the first Welsh immersion unit opened at Ysgol Panteg for primary school age children wishing to transfer from English medium education.
Councillor Richard Clark, Executive Member for Children, Families and Education, said: "We are immensely proud to launch Gofal Plant Yr Enfys Gwynllyw. This provision not only reflects our commitment to promoting the Welsh language but also ensures that children can access high-quality childcare in a nurturing environment that values their linguistic and cultural heritage.
“We are dedicated to supporting the growth of Welsh-medium childcare and education here in Torfaen, and Gofal Plant Yr Enfys Gwynllyw is a significant step in that direction."
For more information about Gofal Plant Yr Enfys Gwynllyw, please contact, Emma Edwards, Flying Start Team Leader on 01495 742843, 07940 792823 or email: