Types of Childcare

Day Nurseries

Day Nurseries provide childcare for children from birth onwards, either for the whole day or part-time. Many Day Nurseries offer a wraparound serviceto nursery classes in schools as well as offering before/after school and holiday childcare for older children.


Playgroups and Cylchoedd Meithrin

Playgroups mainly look after children aged 2-4 years, usually for 2-3 hours in the morning or afternoon and mainly during term time. Cylchoedd Meithrin are Welsh Medium playgroups which give children an opportunity to experience play through the medium of Welsh, this would benefit

your child if you are considering Welsh Medium education for your child, giving them a head start to being bilingual.



Childminders are childcare providers who work in their own homes providing a safe and stimulating environment for children to learn and grow, and often provide a wraparound service to Preschool Playgroups, Cylchoedd Meithrins and nursery classes in school.