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Caban Bach

Barnardo's Caban Bach Family Centre opened its doors in April 2007. This was the culmination of years of hard work by the local community, statutory agencies and the Barnardo’s team at Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Local celebrity Glyn Wise officially opened the centre on the 8th of June in the company of 120 local families and officials. The event was covered well by the Welsh media.

The nursery opens its doors from 8am until 6pm with 34 child care places and is striving to provide children in the area with an excellent day care experience.

The service is funded by Gwynedd Flying Start Team and has worked closely to provide child care and parenting support. Flying Start Funding has enabled us to buy new toys and equipment for the centre.

The Family Support Team are delivering a rolling programme of the Incredible Years Parenting Programme and providing individual support to families. Fathers have a dedicated worker and the service is committed to developing this work.

The service is also funded by Gwynedd Families First. The service is a lead provider and is responsible for the supporting Gwynedd Parents and Families through promoting positive parenting and strengthening family resilience

The project aims to:

  • Protect children and young people from harm
  • Increase our work with fathers
  • Support Gwynedd parents and families
  • To work with the Flying Start Health Visitor contributing towards the 'schedule of growing skills assessments' for 3 year olds in the Flying Start area.
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