The Flying Start Hub is one of several in the county borough which, under the Flying Start programme, provides support to families in some of the most disadvantaged areas of Wales.
Feedback from local parents so far is that the hub gives the community a feeling of regeneration and hope and will help to give their little ones a ‘flying start’ in life.
The Flying Start Programme provides an enhanced health visiting service, high quality parenting support, early language development services and free childcare for two-year-olds. It also offers midwifery support, antenatal nurture programme, baby massage, baby yoga, speech and language therapy, weaning, home safety advice and parent courses such as healthy cooking.
The programme also works closely with local schools to ensure a smooth transition of the children from childcare into nursery/school.
The Princess Royal was given a tour of the hub including the childcare room; the light and sensory room and the community room.
Her Royal Highness unveiled a plaque to officially mark the visit and was presented with a gift by local children.