The Welsh Government has said that the boost in funding for the Flying Start scheme will give children in the poorest neighbourhoods in Wales the "best start in life".
A Welsh Government scheme which aims to support children living in the most deprived areas of Wales will today get an £11m boost.
The money will be used to make sure more families can get help to pay for things like childcare and health services as part of the Flying Start scheme.
Flying Start is the Welsh Government targeted Early Years programme for families with children under 4 years of age in some of the most deprived areas of Wales.
23,579 children currently use the scheme, which offers eligible parents free childcare for 2-3 year olds, as well as parenting support and help for early language development.