Early Years Education

In the term following your child’s third birthday a free early years education place can be provided in either a maintained setting (School) or non-maintained setting (Day Nursery, Cylchoodd Meithrin or Pre-School Playgroup). 

Blaenau Gwent currently has two non-maintained settings approved to deliver early years education places; 

Acorns Nursery
Rhos-y-Fedwen Primary School
Honeyfield Road
Ebbw Vale
Blaenau Gwent
NP23 3TA
Telephone: 07534 927264/07983 347623

ERS Score: Working towards


Tiggywinkles Day Nursery
Stone Lodge
Merthyr Road
Blaenau Gwent
NP22 3AG
Telephone: 01685 844619

ERS Score: 6.5


Quality in non-maintained settings is assured through Estyn Inspections, CSSIW Inspections and Blaenau Gwent Quality Assurance processes and monitoring (Environmental Ratings Scheme – ERS). 

Applications for a free early years education place at a non-maintained setting must be made directly from the setting concerned. 

Contact Information

Name of Team: Early Years Childcare and Play Team

Telephone Number: 01495 355584

Address: Heart of the Valleys Integrated Childrens Centre, High Street, Blaina, Blaenau Gwent, NP13 3BN

Email Address: Claire.smith@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk