Flying Start Childcare

Flying Start Childcare is available at one of our partner playgroups, Cylch’s or Day Nurseries from Monday to Friday during school term time. 

Flying Start Childcare is now available to families who live in one of the following areas:

  • Meliden
  • East Prestatyn
  • Southwest Prestatyn
  • parts of South and South East Rhyl

Check if your postcode is in the Flying Start programme

What's available

Flying Start Childcare is available to provide up to twelve and a half hours free childcare per week during school-term at a setting registered to deliver the Flying Start programme.

The childcare can be used for children from the school-term after their second birthday, until the school-term after their third birthday.

Flying Start Childcare availability 
Date of child's second birthdaySchool terms childcare will be available
Between 1 September 2023 and 7 January 2024 Spring school term to end of Winter school term
Between 8 January 2024 and 7 April 2024 Summer school term to end of Spring school term
Between 8 April 2024 and 31 August 2024 Autumn school term to end of Summer school term

Session time availability depends on each setting, but will normally be:

  • 9am to 11:30am
  • 1pm to 3:30pm

Flying Start Childcare settings

Select a town to view the childcare settings where Flying Start Childcare is available:

Denbigh

The childcare settings registered to deliver Flying Start Childcare in Denbigh are:

  • Bumble Bees
  • Cylch Capel Seion (Welsh language setting)
Meliden and Prestatyn

The childcare settings registered to deliver Flying Start Childcare in Prestatyn are:

  • Bodnant Bach
  • Clawdd Offa Bach
  • Clwb Penmorfa
  • Cylch Y Llys (Welsh language setting)
  • Miri Melyd (Meliden)
  • Tiny Tots
Rhyl

The childcare settings registered to deliver Flying Start Childcare in Rhyl are:

  • Beach House Day Nursery
  • Beach House Fun Club
  • Christ the Word nursery
  • Cool Cats
  • Cylch Dewi Sant (Welsh language setting)
  • Cylch Y Dderwen (Welsh language setting)
  • Fun Days nursery
  • Happy Days
  • Little Acorns
  • Little Lambs at Emmanuel
  • Little Lambs pre-school
  • Summer House

How to apply for Flying Start Childcare

Applying for Flying Start Childcare is available at different times during the year. The following table shows when applying is available:

Flying Start Childcare application availability 
Date of child's second birthdayWhen applying will be available
Between 1 September 2023 and 7 January 2024 6 October 2023 to 22 December 2023
Between 8 January 2024 and 7 April 2024 15 January 2024 to 1 March 2024
Between 8 April 2024 and 31 August 2024 1 May 2024 to 16 June 2024

If you’ve missed the date to apply for Flying Start Childcare, you can email us to find out if Flying Start Childcare is still available.


Apply online

Applying is available now for parents/carers whose children have their second birthday between 8 January 2024 and 7 April 2024

If your child’s second birthday is not between these dates, please do not apply for childcare as you will not be eligible.

  • You can only apply if you eligible for the Flying Start Programme or Flying Start Childcare.
  • Are you eligible for either the Flying Start Programme or Flying Start Childcare?

The aim of Flying Start Childcare

The aim of Flying Start Childcare is to build on and support all the things you have already taught your child. It’s a chance for your child to get used to playing in a larger group, take turns, make friends and develop their attention, thinking and listening skills all whilst exploring and having fun. They’ll learn new songs and try new things.