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Flying Start Comes to Fairview

Flying Start is a Welsh Government funded programme and is available in targeted areas supporting all families to give 0-3 year olds a Flying Start in life.

The scheme aims to provide intensive support services for children aged 0-3 years old and their families. The focus of the programme is on promoting language, cognitive, social and emotional skills, physical development and the early identification of high needs.  We do this through the delivery of health support and guidance, parenting groups and family support, early language development support as well as funded part-time childcare. Details about these services and other information about the scheme are available through Caerphilly CBC website as well as through facebook at Caerphilly Flying Start.

After much planning and partnership working between Charter Housing and Caerphilly County Borough Council, Flying Start is now up and running on and around the Fairview Estate with fully integrated service based at the newly refurbished Fairview House. From here a team of trained Flying Start childcare staff and Health Visitors operate a dedicated service in the community.

What Flying Start offers

Antenatal support- advice on healthy choices, equipment, finance, relationships and preparing for the new baby are all part of the antenatal programme. Baby clubs offer breastfeeding support, baby massage, weaning, home safety, communicating with your baby as well as a range of advice and guidance to answer some of the questions that you have with a new baby. HENRY and other nutrition and cooking groups.

Chatterbox- speech and language groups

Pop in and Play- early language development groups with lots of activities to do as a family.

Parent Nurturing Programme- relationships, realistic boundaries and lots of other good information as well as an opportunity to discuss with other families and know we are not on our own.

PAFT (Parents As First Teachers)- individual support in the home for families and children focused on relationships and child development

Family Support in the home- sometimes you need that bit of extra help and support. Funded childcare for 2-3 year olds before they go to nursery.

Flying Start- getting in touch

It’s easy to get in touch with us. You can contact us in any of the following ways during office hours which are Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm and Friday 9am-4:30am

By telephone on 02920 760760 or 02920 760763

In person at Penallta House or St James integrated Children’s Centre

By post to: Flying Start, St James Integrated Children’s Centre, St James Primary School Site, Lansbury Park. Cearphilly CF83 1QH

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For more information on this subject or on any other matter relating to Charter Housing, please contact us via telephone on 01633 212375. Alternatively you can use our online form or send us an email.

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