Early Years Wales awarded Healthy & Active Funding

Early Years Wales is excited to announce that they have been awarded Healthy & Active Funding from Sport Wales to deliver the Welsh Active for Early Years programme in partnership with Welsh Gymnastics


Early Years Wales is a specialist umbrella organisation dedicated to the development of children aged 0 to 5 years supporting the provision of quality assured, structured creative-learning and play opportunities for children within Wales. Early Years Wales and Welsh Gymnastics have partnered to deliver the Welsh Active for Early Years programme to 0-5 year olds across Wales. The 4-week multi-skills movement and play based bilingual activity programme will be delivered directly to children and parents/carers at community-based venues and outdoor spaces in 12 communities.

The project is for children and adults to start enjoying playing actively enabling them to reap the benefits of a healthy lifestyle instead of seeing it as a challenge or a chore. Within the programme the importance of play is central to a child’s physical, mental, social and emotional health and well-being resulting in resilience, flexibility, contributing to physical and emotional well-being.

PACEY - the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years, will help to co-deliver the programme with  co-partners; Clybiau Plant Cymru Kids' Clubs, Mudiad Meithrin & NDNA Cymru assisting in the promotion of the Welsh Active for Early Years programme. We are looking forward to working with the children and their families/carers and embarking on new relationships. Over the course of the 3-year project Early Years Wales will be engaging with approximately 360 people. To keep up to date with the Welsh Active for Early Years programme:

For more information on the Welsh Active for Early Years programme or media enquiries, please contact Charlotte Davies, Communications & Marketing Co-ordinator on:  029 2045 1242 / 07875 750328 [email protected]

Background for press: For more information or media enquiries, please contact Charlotte Davies, Communications & Marketing Co-ordinator on 029 2045 1242 or 07875 750328

Early Years Wales is a registered charity supporting over 800-member businesses in Wales who deliver Early Years, Childcare and Play services to over 25,000 children aged 0-5. These include opportunities to learn through play, childcare for working and training parents, Foundation Phase, the 30-hour Childcare Offer, Flying Start, Additional Learning Needs (ALN) Referral Scheme. Formerly named Wales Pre-school Providers Association (Wales PPA), Early Years Wales has represented and developed early years, childcare and play services for nearly 60 years, helping to set up and support childcare in playgroups, day nurseries and parent and toddler groups. With a head office in Cardiff Bay, we have regional offices in Newport, Swansea and St Asaph. 

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