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Flying Start is a Welsh Government programme supporting families to give children a better start in life. 



Flying Start Family Centre, Gladstone Road, Barry, CF63 1NH

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To be eligible for Flying Start services you must live in the catchment area. Please enter your postcode to find out if you are in a catchment area:


Alternatively please view the following documents to view all postcodes in the catchment areas. 

Health Visiting and Midwifery

Our health team offer support and advice throughout pregnancy and the first years of your child’s life.  


Childcare - free part time childcare is available from 2 years of age in our fully equipped playgroups, or in the home with our registered childminders.


Early Years Support - Play and learn sessions, developing your child's language, communication and social skills, are available at various venues or in the home.


Parenting - we provide support for the whole family and run parenting sessions throughout the year, together with essential skills courses for parents.


Partnership for Young Parents - we provide support and training for young mums and their babies at our Family Centre.




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Childcare, activities and services for children and young people and family support services in the Vale of Glamorgan.


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