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St David's Day celebrations at centre

St David's Day

Families are invited to join in the celebrations for St David’s Day at Rhydyfelin Integrated Children’s Centre near Pontypridd on Saturday, March 1.

Free activities held from 10am-2pm at the centre in Holly Street, Rhydyfelin will include storytelling, Welsh music, taster Welsh classes and singing and creative activities for young children. A harpist will play and there will be guest singers along with children’s entertainment and a light lunch. Staff at the centre will dress in Welsh costume on the day.

The modern purpose-built centre in Holly Street, Rhydyfelin, is open Monday to Friday weekly and offers nursery education, childcare places, open access play and opportunities for children of all ages.

There is a range of support on offer for parents throughout the year; a mother and toddler group, a toy library, a drop-in health clinic for babies, facilities for children with special needs, and training and drop-in facilities for the community.

Learning activities such as Language and Play are hosted weekly, helping to develop communication and speech in young children, while Ti a Fi sessions teach early learners songs, rhymes and phrases in Welsh.

Flying Start sessions for two to three-year-olds are hosted at the centre. The Welsh Government's Flying Start scheme enables children living in certain areas to attend free childcare for two and a half hours a day, five days a week for 42 weeks of the year.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Cabinet Member for Children’s Social Services, Cllr Annette Davies, said: "Rhydyfelin Children’s Centre is one of a number of high-quality children’s centres across the county borough offering professional services, advice and guidance. Our children’s centres provide a base for people to meet, learn and share experiences.

"I hope families will go along on March 1 and enjoy the wonderful, free activities on offer in Rhydyfelin to mark St David’s Day."

Parents or carers are welcome to call in to the centre to find out more about what’s on offer, or call 01443-404628

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