May 26, 2024

The Flying Start childcare offer is set to expand further into Denbighshire, with more areas soon to be covered in Dyserth, Rhuddlan and Denbigh. The offer is set to be available towards the second half of this year.

To fully introduce the offer to these new areas and help participants with registration, a series of introductory celebratory sessions will be held over the May half term period. Invites to these sessions will be sent via post to eligible households within the newer areas.

These sessions will include valuable information for parents, as well as fun activities for kids including Messy play, Soft play, Face painting and special guests.

The offer has already been expanded to more areas in Prestatyn, Meliden and Rhyl over the last few months, enabling more families with Children aged 2-3 to access the 12 ½ hours of funded childcare.

Children living in eligible Flying Start postcode areas can access this funded childcare provision from the beginning of the term following their second birthday, up to the end of the term in which they celebrate their third birthday.

Rhiain Morrlle, Head of Children’s Services said:

“The Flying Start Childcare offer has been expanded to more areas in Prestatyn, Meliden and Rhyl over the last few months, meaning that many more Denbighshire families with Children aged 2-3 now have access the 12 ½ hours of funded childcare.

Over the recent Easter holidays a number of sessions were held for local families which featured Easter Bunny, Alice in Wonderland, Soft play, Messy play and face paints. They also provided registration information for parents.

The offer will soon be expanding to areas in Dyserth, Rhuddlan and Denbigh, and introductory sessions for eligible families will be held over the May half term, with the invites being sent out soon.”

To find out more and to check your postcode, please visit: www.denbighshire.gov.uk/flying-start