Monday, November 06, 2006

Assembly Gives Bridgend Youngsters Flying Start in Life

Bridgend children will be amongst the first to benefit from the Welsh Assembly Government’s flagship early years education plan.

Flying Start is the Assembly Government’s £46m investment in communities like Bridgend to give children aged 0 to three years old a better start in life and prepare them for school and their future.

Education Minister, Jane Davidson AM today announced that the scheme would first target disadvantaged areas in Wales and would help nearly 16,000 of Wales’ youngest children.

This is great news for Bridgend. Young children in the school catchment areas of Afon y Felin will be the first to benefit from this extra money in early years education. Mums and Dads in the area are going to benefit from free, part time high quality childcare for two year olds, as well as more health visiting and parenting support.

Welsh Labour is targeting its early year’s education policy where it matters most.

This Assembly money is going to help families and young mums in Bridgend to stay in work and know their children are getting excellent care and are preparing their children for school and nursery.

Welsh Labour is committed to securing better outcomes for children in Bridgendby giving them a real flying start in life.


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