Families First and Flying Start – Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice and guidance

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Last updated: 24/03/20

Questionnaire - Covid - 19 impact

In light of the outbreak of Covid-19 we are eager to explore the extent of the likely disruption to services provided by Flying Start, Families First and the proposed piloting work due to be undertaken by Pathfinder PSBs during 2019/20 and 2020/21.


To help us gather the information we need, we have prepared a short table and some additional questions in the attached document. We appreciate that planning for the short term is difficult given the changing nature of the response to the outbreak but we’d be grateful if you would provide the most up to date information you have and return it to the Flying Start mailbox by close  Thursday 19th March.

Questionnaire in English and Welsh

Flying Start Childcare payments - Covid -19

The Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services has announced that both Childcare Offer and Flying Start childcare providers will continue to be paid should the service be disrupted as a result of Covid -19. More information can be found at the following website: https://gov.wales/childcare-offer-wales-payments-will-continue-even-if-children-do-not-attend-due-coronavirus

Mae'r Dirprwy Weinidog dros Iechyd a Gwasanaethau Cymdeithasol wedi cyhoeddi y bydd y Cynnig Gofal Plant a darparwyr gofal plant Dechrau'n Deg yn parhau i gael eu talu os amherir ar y gwasanaeth o ganlyniad i Covid-19. Gellir cael rhagor o wybodaeth ar y wefan ganlynol: https://llyw.cymru/taliadau-cynnig-gofal-plant-cymru-i-barhau-coronafeirws?_ga=2.54279531.297178692.1584606434-2053997592.1575903919

URGENT COVID 19 Childcare Update

Please find below a link to the written statement issued by the Minister for Education and the Deputy Minister for Health & Social Services this afternoon:



I also attach a set of FAQs we have developed in response to the position set out in the statement. These will be published on the link below in due course and will be updated on a regular basis.


COVID-19 childcare offer

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