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Anglesey’s Flying Start Programme Celebrates its 10 Year Anniversary

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On Monday (18th August), Anglesey’s Flying Start programme celebrated its 10 year Anniversary with a fun day for all to enjoy.

The celebration marked a decade of services funded by the Welsh Government, which includes enhanced Health Visiting services, free quality part time childcare for 2-3 year olds, speech, language and communication support, and access to parenting programmes for families with children under 4 living within disadvantaged areas across Wales.

055The Anglesey programme took the opportunity to celebrate its achievements with its children and families, and showcased the diversity of its newly renovated Jesse Hughes Centre in Holyhead.

The build was completed last summer, with funding sourced from the Vibrant and Viable Places Welsh Government regeneration grant, Youth Service, and the Pupil Referral Unit. Its co-location of services has bought the families, children, and youths of Holyhead closer together.

The celebration was planned and delivered by the Flying Start Language and Play, Parenting, and Health team, with representatives from other services including Anglesey Council’s Recycling Service, and the Designed to Smile Scheme.

The day provided a wide range of activities to promote exercise, health, free play, crafts and creativity, along with displays depicting the work carried out with families and children to promote the programme’s range of services.

Assistant Coordinator Jessica Edwards said,

“All the staff involved have worked so hard in planning and preparing for the event, the success of the day was down to them and the hard work they’ve put in to making the event welcoming, fun, colourful, and informative for all.”

“The event welcomed 50 parents and 77 children, giving them the opportunity to come and celebrate Flying Starts achievements with the staff.”

Should you require any further information on Anglesey Flying Start or Flying start itself please visit;

http://www.anglesey.gov.uk/education/nursery-and-pre-school-education/flying-start/