Welsh medium nurs­ery to open

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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

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