Bridgend AM Carwyn Jones opens Cylch Meithrin Gwdihw



The first full time registered Welsh Medium day care nursery in Bridgend was opened on Friday by AM Carwyn Jones in Bryntirion & Laleston Community Centre.

The Welsh Medium nursery which is currently running as sessional childcare attends to extend opening hours during school holidays with a view to eventually offer full day care and out of school care through the medium of Welsh.

Bridgend was identified as an area where Welsh medium provision was lacking which led to funding from the Welsh Government’s Out of School grant to set up the nursery in Bryntirion and Laleston Community Centre. This funding will cover staffing costs and equipment to help the nursery expand services. The nursery has been supported by the Mudiad Meithrin Development Officer providing provision to register with Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales.

On Friday, the AM was joined by Leader of the Council Mel Nott, Councillor Huw David, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, as well as Childcare Team Manager Amy Castle at Bridgend County Borough Council who has been leading on the project.

AM Carwyn Jones stated “I am delighted to open Cylch Meithrin Gwdihw which will provide much needed Welsh medium nursery provision for both Welsh speaking and English speaking families across Bridgend. I believe children benefit from learning Welsh from a young age and therefore the cyclch meithrin will be providing a great service to young families.”