Welsh medium nursery to open
funding matched by money from the four North West Wales Local Authorities as well as the Big Lottery’s Coastal Communities Fund.
Both bids were successful and now MGDD are aiming to open the nursery in April or May of this year. Menter Iaith Conwy have recognised the importance of economic development with the Welsh language at its core.
This will create employment opportunities using the Welsh language as an essential skill, creating work for Welsh speakers in their communities. Eirian is already looking for new possibilities throughout Conwy.
The parents involved in this new enterprise are extremely happy to finally have access to Welsh childcare for their children within their locality.
Gwyneth Hughes of Llandudno, one of the MGDD’s directors said: “As a parent who lives in the coastal are of Conwy county, I think it’s extremely important that families are able to have Welsh language childcare in their local area.
“Many of us feel that this is such an important issue that we have come together to form this new enterprise and create a brand new nursery run completely through the medium of Welsh.”
Nia Owen said: “I have been unable to find full time Welsh childcare for my children in the area and through speaking with numerous other parents have found there is a huge need for this provision.”
MGDD will soon be recruiting staff and when fully established will have created seven brand new jobs locally and have space for around 36 children.
Anyone who is interested in placing their children at Derwen Deg or wants to know more about the new posts should contact Eirian Pierce Jones at Menter Iaith Conwy’s office in Llanrwst on 01492 642357 or through email to eirian@ miconwy.org