Family support programme Flying Start is being given a £19million funding boost to create to help those living in the country's most deprived areas.
The Welsh Government scheme is being expanded to support an extra 18,000 children.There are currently 140 locations across Wales where parents can access Flying Start support and the new funding will help provide an extra 146 centres.
The programme gives eligible parents free part-time childcare for two to three year olds, parenting support and an enhanced health visitor service.
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