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What can Flying Start provide for me and my young child?

Living in a Flying Start area will give you access to a wide range of services with the aim of giving your child a flying start in life including:

  • Flying Start enhanced Health Visiting support
  • Support for parents at home
  • Early language support
  • Part-time, free, high quality childcare for children aged 2 to 3 years of age at a provider registered for Flying Start provision.

How and when can I register for Flying Start?

Your Health Visitor will visit you when your new baby arrives and will complete a registration form with you.  If you move into a Flying Start area with your child, your GP will allocate you a Flying Start Health Visitor if you are eligible who will register you into the programme.  If you are unsure if you are eligible or have not yet been allocated a Flying Start Health Visitor, please contact us at

Your Health Visitor will also register your child for Flying Start childcare when they visit you.  You will be asked to complete and sign a childcare registration form prior to your child turning two years old. 

Flying Start Expansion / Two Year Old Childcare Offer

The Welsh Government’s Programme for Government continues to support the flagship Flying Start programme and, in line with the Co-operation Agreement with Plaid Cymru, there is a commitment to deliver a phased expansion of early years provision to include all two-year-olds, with a particular emphasis on strengthening Welsh-medium provision. 

The two year old Flying Start childcare offer is focusing on a phased roll out of the part time, high quality childcare element of Flying Start to 2-3 year olds.  Areas for the roll out have been identified using the Wales Index of Multiple Deprivation (WIMD), data from the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) and HM Revenue and Customs and are broken down by Lower Super Output Areas (LSOAs).

As the programme expands across Monmouthshire in 2024 and 2025, families will be contacted to let them know when their postcode is included as a target area. 

You can find out if your postcode is currently included at

Once you’ve have checked that your postcode is on the list, please complete an application form.

The two year old childcare offer will eventually entitle all two year olds to 12.5 hours of fully funded childcare, from the term after a child’s second birthday, for 39 weeks of the year.

Download our Financial Support booklet to find out if you are eligible for any other kind of support: