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Plans progress for Bettws’ Welsh-medium childcare hub

Credit: Bridgend Council

Bridgend County Borough Council will shortly be going out to tender to source a provider to run the new Welsh-medium childcare facility, based in Bettws.

The new Welsh-medium hub, built on the former Boys and Girls Club site in Bettws, is part of a £2.8m investment into Welsh-medium childcare, which also involves establishing facilities at Blackmill, Bridgend and Porthcawl.

The provision will offer 16 Welsh-medium childcare places, plus six places for younger children aged up to two years. As the provision develops, out-of-school childcare may also become available, and the facility will operate for up to 51 weeks of the year.

The building features a new play and learning space, quiet rooms, storage facilities, a kitchen, an office and a car parking area, with room for seven vehicles. The area to the front and side of the building is landscaped to include soft-surface play facilities and a canopy which will provide children and staff with shelter and shade.

Currently, tender documents are being finalised and will be widely publicised this half term. The brand new, fit-for-purpose building will provide high quality Welsh-medium childcare to the local community of Bettws and across the county borough. To say that we are excited is an understatement!

Councillor Neelo Farr, Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Wellbeing