Flying Start

Perhaps you live in a village that receives a Family Support Service through Flying Start. Flying Start offer more support and opportunities for families with children under 4 years old living in specific communities in Gwynedd.

The Flying Start scheme provides parents with support while raising young children. 

  • Health visitors
    Our health visitors have the benefit of more time to spend with families and supporting them in raising their children. The extended health team offers parenting courses, a variety of groups such as Baby Massaging and health promoting sessions. 
  • Language, speech and communication
    Our team of Play and Early Development officers offer 1:1 sessions at home or at one of the Flying Start locations.
    The officers work closely with other members by offering group sessions on supporting early development and play skills.  
  • Parenting support
    A specialist team can offer supportive packages on parenting, at home 1:1 sessions and advice on problem solving within the home. Group sessions are also offered to parents such as Nurture Links and Y Blynyddoedd Rhyfeddol.
  • Child care:
    We offer up to 12.5 hours of child care for children between 2-3 years old for free during the 3 school terms. Children can start on the term following their 2nd birthday. 
  • And more...
    Plas Pawb, Maesincla and Caban Bach Barnados, Maenofferen and Canolfan Tŷ Cegin, Maesgeirchen host courses, offer child care and the opportunity to play and socialise. 
    Flying Start also works closely with projects such as Families First, offering families in Gwynedd different opportunities and experiences.  

If your child has his / her 2nd birthday between April 1 and August 31, they can begin Dechrau'n Deg in September.

If your child has his / her 2nd birthday between September 1 and December 31, they can begin Dechrau'n Deg in January. 

If your child has his / her 2nd birthday between January 1 and March 31, they can begin Dechrau'n Deg after Easter. 


Below are the childcare locations available: 

Gofal plant
 Bangor Cylch Meithrinfa

Caban Cegin

 Caernarfon Cylch Meithrin 
Cylch Seiont 
a Peblig 
Caban Bach
 Bethesda  Cylch Cefnfaes Meithrinfa 
 Dyffryn Nantlle  Cylch Talysarn  Cylch Carmel Cylch 
Cylch Llanllyfni  Cylch Penygroes
 Dolgellau Cylch Meithrin Dolgellau 


Where is Flying Start available?

This scheme targets specific wards within Gwynedd only. Whether or not you're entitled to the scheme depends on your post code. Use this search tool to check if you are eligible or not: 


More information

Your Health Visitor will contact Family First on your behalf.

Or you can contact the Central Team on:
01286 678 824 /


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