Flintshire County Council has confirmed that following successful applications to the Welsh Government, over £5 million will be invested in childcare and education facilities across Flintshire.
The funding will be used to improve facilities at ten primary schools across the County, meaning that childcare provision can be offered alongside early years education. This will mean families who access the Welsh Government’s Childcare Offer, only have to attend one location, providing seamless and consistent childcare.
Welcoming the announcement, Delyn MS, Hannah Blythyn said:
“Having facilities fit for the 21st century plays a huge part in providing good quality education and childcare, so this is fantastic news for children and families across Flintshire.
This funding package shows the commitment of the Welsh Government and Flintshire County Council to providing the best possible opportunities to our future generations.”
The Childcare Offer provides 30 hours of education and childcare to working families of 3-4 year olds, supporting children to develop and helping keep families in work. Each year thousands of children across Wales benefit from the Childcare Offer.
The following schools are just some of the sites identified to receive improvements from the fund:
- Ysgol y Escob in Caerwys
- Ysgol Merllyn in Bagillt
- Ysgol Glan Aber in Bagillt
- Ysgol Bro Carmel in Carmel
- Ysgol Maes y Felin in Holywell
- Ysgol Sychdyn
- Ysgol y Llan in Whitford