Local AM welcomes £140,000 for Flying Start projects supporting families in Cynon Valley

Cynon Valley AM Vikki Howells has welcomed an investment of £140,000 from the Welsh Labour Government that will be used to support three local Flying Start projects.

Flying Start is the Welsh Government’s flagship early years programme which plays a crucial role as part of its anti-poverty agenda.

Flying Start supports families living in some of the most disadvantaged communities across Wales. It offers 12 and a half hours of high quality childcare a week for 2-3 year olds; support for the development of children’s speech, language and communication; parenting support; and an enhanced health visitor service.

Under the latest round of funding, announced by Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services Julie Morgan AM earlier this week, the following Cynon Valley projects will access the extra money. Local awards include  £60,000 for Little Ferns in Cwmbach, £40,000 to Cylch Chwarae Penrhiwceiber Playgroup and £40,000 for Rachael’s Playhouse, which offers Flying Start settings in Gadlys and Hirwaun.

Vikki Howells AM said:-

“Flying Start is all about giving children a better start in life, and giving them a fairer chance than they would otherwise have received.

“This flagship Welsh Labour policy aims to create enriched opportunities for children and their families which is more important than ever in these challenging times.

“This investment is great news for families in Cynon Valley as it is helping to provide additional Flying Start provision”.