£2.8 million boost for childcare services

Anglesey Council

£2.8 million is being spent on new childcare services on Anglesey.

The county council says the Welsh Government funding is going towards creating new facilities at several primary schools across the island.

Already, two state-of-the-art cabins have been built at Ysgol Morswyn in Holyhead and Ysgol Pencarnisiog, providing care services throughout the day and during school holidays.

An after-school club, Gofal Rhosfair, has also been launched at Ysgol Santes Dwynwen in Newborough and will soon expand to offer full day care, including school holidays, to all local children.

Anglesey Council

Bethan Hywel Jones, manager of the Supporting Families Unit at Anglesey Council said: ”The main aim of the capital programme is to support the co-location of the foundation phase and childcare provision whenever possible.”

”This complements the Welsh Government’s economy action plan, “Prosperity For All”, to introduce community learning centres, which provide extended services of childcare, parenting support, family learning and community access to facilities organised around the school day.”

”By developing these projects and new all day childcare locations, we hope to provide a seamless transition between the foundation phase and the childcare offer.”

The council says the next stages of the project will see new services being created at Ysgol Y Tywyn in Caergeiliog and Ysgol Esceifiog in Gaerwen.

Councillor Meirion Jones said: ”As part of this sustainable project, our aim is to serve Anglesey communities across the generations and ensure closer collaboration to achieve targets in education as well as tackling anti-poverty.”

”We are using Welsh Government funding to provide new and long-term sustainable assets for communities and working to meet the needs of parents.”

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