OPEN - Ysgol Feithrin Pontypwl - Playgroup

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   This provider is registered with the Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) or equivalent.

   This provider was last inspected on: 21/11/2018.

  This provider has part-time vacancies for children aged between 2.5 years and 5 years. Due to present Welsh Government guidlines we need to keep our numbers low for each session in order to keep the children safe. If you are interested in our Nursery please do contact us so that we can explain our present proceedure and answer any questions you have. We would love to welcome your child to our Nursery so please do contact us for a chat.


What we do

Ysgol Feithrin Pontypwl is a well established full day care setting, offering welsh medium education for children between 2.5 and 5 years old, in a large purpose furbished hall in the centre of Pontypwl. We also have a large well equiped outside play area.
We offer 3 full days where children can stay from 09.30 - 15.15, and 2 half days with morning sessions on Tuesday and Thursday morning (children bring their own lunch).We also offer a Breakfast Club.
At present we have 30 children on our register with no more than 19 attending for any one session. We are often full and then keep a waiting list. Parents are encouraged to put their baby's name down early to ensure a place and avoid disappointment. Families are welcome to arrange a visit to discuss their child's education. All 4 members of staff have years of experience, are dedicated, hard working and enthusiastic. THe Nursery Leader is a Welsh speaker and all other staff members are experienced Welsh learners .

Who do we support

Ysgol Feithrin Pontypwl welcomes all families from Torfaen and the surrounding area who are interested in a Welsh medium education and are considering sending their children to a Welsh medium primary school. Although we do have some Welsh speaking families most of the families who attend do not use Welsh at home with their children. We offer Welsh classes for anyone interested! Our setting is not only a playgroup but also offeres nursery education for the children until they move on to the Reception Class. Children can access full day care 3 days a week. Ysgol Feithrin Pontypwl follows the foundation Phase Curriculum and has already started to introduce aspects of the 4 Purposes of the New Curriculum for Wales. Children learn through play / help choose the resources /help us change and develop the play areas inside and outside and they also have a say in the daily routine. Having a range of ages means the younger children learn from the older ones and the older children learn to help

Can anyone use this service?

yes - our day nursery is open to all pre school children between two and a half and 5 who are interested in receiving a Welsh medium education


  Our opening times and availability

We are available: term time only. Ysgol Feithrin Pontypwl was closed between 20/03 and 28/06 in line with Welsh Government guidlines. We were pleased to be able to re-open for 4 weeks on 29 June. We re-arranged our space to keep the children in small groups We also have stringent cleaning proceedures. Please contact us for details

We are available during the following school terms:

  • Spring term
  • Autumn term
  • Summer term

We are unable to provide wrap around care.

Monday 08:30 - 15:15
Tuesday 08:30 - 12:45
Wednesday 08:30 - 15:15
Thursday 08:30 - 12:45
Friday 08:30 - 15:15

We offer a Breakast Club between 8.30am - 9.30am and provide all food. We offer a lunch club between 12pm - 12.45pm. Children bring their own Children can access sessional care every day or full day care 3 days a week

  Our costs

  • £9.00 per Session - Bore/ Morning Session / Prynhawn/Afternoon session 09.30-12.00 costs £9 (Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri)
  • £9.00 per Session - Clwb Brecwast/Breakfast club 08.30-09.30 costs £3.00 (Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs and Fri)
  • £2.00 per Session - Clwb Cinio/Lunch club 12.00-12.45 costs £2.00 (Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs and Fri) - You must provide a packed lunch Sesiwn
  • £9.00 per Session - Bore/ Morning Session / Prynhawn/Afternoon session 09.30-12.00 costs £9(Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri)
  • £23.00 per Session - Full Day Care 08.30am - 3.15pm (non education funded placement, including breakast and lunch club)
  • £9.00 per Session - Bore/ Morning Session / Prynhawn/Afternoon session 09.30-12.00 costs £9(Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri)
  • £9.00 per Session - Bore/ Morning Session / Prynhawn/Afternoon session 09.30-12.00 costs £9(Mon, Tues, Weds, Thurs, Fri)
  • £23.00 per Day - Full Day Care 08.30am - 3.15pm (non education funded placement, including breakast and lunch club)

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  About our service

The language spoken in our setting is Welsh only.

Able to support children with disabilities
Very confident. Experience and Training in areas of; A D H D / Challenging Behaviour Autistic Spectrum Disorder Or Aspergers Syndrome Blind Or Partially Sighted, Diabetes, Deaf, Down's Syndrome, Heart Condition
Staff have accessed relevant ALN/disability training in the last 2 years?
Outside space
There is a large well equiped outside play area, a community garden and access to Pontypool Park.
Will you use real nappies for children in your care?
Most children are already nappy trained when they start at our Nursery. We do change if necessary.
Is the setting pet free?
We have a safe pond outside with goldfish/ tadpoles and the children 's pets sometimes visit.
Offers Flying Start provision?
No
Offers funded Foundation Phase Nursery places (three to four year old education) Yes
This service is part of the Childcare Offer Scheme
This service accepts childcare vouchers
This service is registered with the Tax Free Childcare Scheme
Able to provide emergency/short term care? No
Are you able to care for children whose main language is neither English nor Welsh?
Ysgol Feithrin Pontypwl would certainly wlcome families whose first language is not Welsh or English if they are interested in a Welsh medium education. It is a well known fact that learning more than one language is very easy at an early age. We encourage parents and family members to get involved with the group and we would be interested in learning some new vocabulary with the child!
Yes

We do not drop off at/pick up from any school.

We do not drop off at/pick up from any other places.

  • Unfortunately we are unable to offer wrap around with either of the Welsh Medium primary schools.

 Address

 You can visit us here:

St James Hall
Pontypool
NP4 6JT



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 Accessibility

  • Accessible toilets
  • Access by ramps/level access