Monmouthshire Flying Start - Dechrau'n Deg Sir Fynwy

Monmouthshire Flying Start - Dechrau'n Deg Sir Fynwy


Language and Play at Mandy Hall today at 1.30 😊

Childcare, health, parenting, early language and education. Gofal plant, rhianta, addysg, iechyd a The childcare is funded on your behalf by Welsh Government.

Monmouthshire Flying Start offers support for families with children aged 0 to 4 years in north Abergavenny, Overmonnow, Caldicot and Chepstow. Our Health Visitors provide advice and support at home and in groups. Your child will be able to attend one of our Flying Start childcare settings for 12.5 hours each week beginning the term following their 2nd birthday. We deliver the Incredible Years par

Operating as usual


MonLife are holding FREE Active Play sessions at Abergavenny, Chepstow, Caldicot and Monmouth during half term. Our ‘Play’ programme is 1 hours and 55 minutes where children aged 5-11 can be left with our highly trained and experienced playworkers and choose from a range of activities to play including physical play, arts and crafts, archery or wherever their imagination takes them.

▶️Tuesday 31st October 10am - 11.55am - Monmouth Leisure Centre, Old Dixton Rd, Monmouth NP25 3DP
▶️Tuesday 31st October 1.30pm - 3.25pm - Abergavenny, The old school Gym. King Henry VIII School, Old Hereford Rd, Abergavenny NP7 6EP
▶️Thursday 2nd November 10am - 11.55pm - Chepstow Leisure Centre, Welsh St, Chepstow NP16 5LX
▶️Thursday 2nd November 1.30pm - 3.25pm - Caldicot Leisure Centre, Mill Ln, Caldicot NP26 4BN

Parents will need to complete a registration form to book their children to attend.


4 Tips for Enhancing Your Child’s Emotional Intelligence

CREDIT The Tutor Doctor

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When our children struggle, we often want to teach them an important lesson or tell them how to fix things right away. But often our children aren’t in the right headspace to take in what we say. Be with them in their moment, give them time and listen to them - and when they are calmer and feel understood, that’s your moment.


Today I painted...
Sometimes learning is messy, children need opportunities to get messy. To learn through all of their senses, to experience those tactile experiences. How can we ever learn to make the colour green, if we have never experienced it?


Don’t forget we have a spooktacular Halloween disco on Tues 31st Oct at 5.30pm. Entry £1 at the door. Come along and join the fun!

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When you actively listen to your child is shows them that you’re interested in what they have to say and that you can see the world through their eyes. You don’t have to agree with what they are saying, but listening shows them that you respect them and teaches them self-respect.

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When feeding learn to understand when your baby’s no longer hungry & trust your baby’s feeling of fullness. Sometimes they will only want to feed for a few minutes, sometimes for much longer, in the same way we sometimes just want a quick snack and at other times a 3 course meal!


Looking for something to do in Caldicot this Half term?

Pop into TogetherWORKS for some spooky craft

Monmouthshire Antenatal Information Session 22/10/2023

Please can I ask you all to share this antenatal event taking place on Thursday 2nd November, thank you

Abergavenny Town Council, Abergavenny Voice. , Cwtch Angels, Abergavenny CIC, Monmouthshire Housing Association, Monmouthshire, Monmouth Town Council, Llanfoist Fawr Community Council, Llanvihangel Crucorney News, Llanelly Hill Babies & Toddlers,

Monmouthshire Antenatal Information Session Are you expecting a baby? Our Antenatal Information Session is free for parents-to-be, partners, family members or friends.


Kissing a young baby can put them at risk of serious infection. However, our survey of 2,300 new and expectant parents showed that more than half are unaware of this and would allow friends or family to kiss their newborn. It’s okay for a baby’s primary caregiver to give a kiss, providing they don’t have an active cold sore and haven’t been ill recently. But friends and family from outside the home should follow the THANKS guidance (Think Hands And No KisseS) during the first few months.
Young babies have immature immune systems so are extremely vulnerable to infection. By encouraging visitors to wash their hands and asking them not to kiss baby, you are helping to protect your little one from infection. Read the full press release here:

Photos from Monmouthshire Flying Start - Dechrau'n Deg Sir Fynwy's post 19/10/2023

A few pictures from our Dads gym session last Saturday at Wye Gymnastics & Galaxy Cheerleading


When your little one reaches age two, they might start to join words together.

To build your little one’s vocabulary, try adding on new words to what you hear them say. For example, if they say ‘dog’, you could say ‘big dog’! Repeating those words will help them make new connections day to day 💬💬

All children develop at their own pace, and we’re here to support you along the way.

For expert advice and resources, visit



It doesn't mean you're a bad parent, your child is eating the wrong things or they're being lazy. It's a common medical condition which some of us are just prone to - even babies.

👀 Watch our 2-minute animated video to find out more about constipation in children, including how to treat it - link in comments

Let us know in the comments if you're experiencing this so other parents know they aren't alone. And check out our constipation resources if you need more help - link in comments.

Toy Sale | Up to 80% off in our Big Toy Sale | PoundFun 17/10/2023

Great website with cheap toys ideal for stocking fillers

Toy Sale | Up to 80% off in our Big Toy Sale | PoundFun Our big Toy Sale is here, with up to 80% off a wide range of your little ones favourite cheap toys & games, plus get an extra 10% off all orders with code 'TOYS10' at the checkout.

Photos from Monmouthshire Flying Start - Dechrau'n Deg Sir Fynwy's post 17/10/2023

Spooky ghost 👻 feet from baby group in Monmouth this afternoon





Our October Half-Term GymCamps are back!

These GymCamps are running on:

Tuesday 31st October 2023
Wednesday 1st November 2023
Thursday 2nd November 2023


All GymCamps run from 9:00am - 3:00pm and include fun-filled activities for all to join!

We only have a handful of spaces left, so book now to avoid disappointment‼️

To book your child a space; Contact us now!

Tel: 01291 420001
Email: [email protected]



Learning new things helps our mental wellbeing through building our confidence and self-esteem 💜

Why not try our FREE Be Mindful online course? You can learn new skills, at your own pace.

Take a look:


Parents' breastfeeding group Tuesday mornings 10 till 12.

Come along for coffee, chat, and support.


UPDATE: thank you so much for all your comments and messages. We are struggling to reply to all of the lovely messages so just wanted to share the answers to the most frequently asked questions:
⭐️we are Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and the details are on our page, covering Newport, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Monmouthshire & Caerphilly borough (we need hats for the Grange university hospital in Cwmbran)
⭐️items can be dropped off at any of our antenatal clinics, birth centres or the Grange maternity
⭐️the Grange address is Caerleon Road, Cwmbran, NP44 8YN
⭐️we don’t have a pattern but there are lots of free patterns online
⭐️we have no preference for colours and just ask that they fit term babies
⭐️we really appreciate the overwhelming response

Calling all knitters and crochet people - We are asking for donations of baby hats for some of our babies to wear to keep them warm following birth. Please can you drop off at reception at GUH and mark for the attention of the ward secretary on ward B3 Maternity. Thank you x


Top Tip Thursday
Many of our children struggle with transitions from one activity or place to another as they may be anxious. By turning the transition into a game, making up a song or dance can help reduce the anxiety as it helps turn off the alarm part of the brain. When they feel less anxious there should also be an improvement in the behaviour.


Top Tip Thursday
Making small changes can result in big changes in behaviour.
We talk about these and other small changes you can make in our sessions. Take a look at the training we offer


Quiet session every Saturday morning 10 to 11.30am at Treats & Play Cwmbran. Booking essential available through their website. 🌌☄️

Photos from Monmouthshire Flying Start - Dechrau'n Deg Sir Fynwy's post 13/10/2023

Week 1 of our face to face antenatal course last night in Caldicot

Monmouthshire Antenatal Information Session 12/10/2023

Are you or anyone you know expecting a baby??? Would you like to know what is available or have questions about what to expect??If so please come along to the FREE antenatal event taking place on Thursday 2nd November 10am - 12pm at Abergavenny football club where you will be able to speak to professionals and take away lot's of information. You can either register using the link below or just turn up on the day. Please share.

Monmouthshire Antenatal Information Session Are you expecting a baby? Our Antenatal Information Session is free for parents-to-be, partners, family members or friends.

Timeline photos 12/10/2023

Our first antenatal course is starting tonight in Caldicot please follow the link or message for more information

Did you know you can now view all of our available antenatal information sessions in one place on our new Eventbrite page! In person and virtual options available.

If you're expecting a baby, find out about the antenatal support services that are available to you by signing up to one of our free antenatal information sessions! More sessions from across the boroughs will be added in the future. Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Maternity Services

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