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Capital investment for Flying Start announced, 02/10/12 [W]

The Welsh Government has announced £19 million investment into infrastructure and facilities to support the expansion of the Flying Start programme across Wales.

Flying Start is the Welsh Government’s early years programme for families with children under 4 in the most disadvantaged areas of Wales. It provides free childcare places for 2-3 year olds, enhanced health visiting services, and access to parenting programmes.

The Welsh Government has committed to expanding Flying Start from 18,000 to 36,000 places. The funding for infrastructure comes in addition to £55 million available over the next 3 years to pay for the expansion.

Further details about Flying Start can be found on the Welsh Government website.