Camau Cyntaf – First Steps  Penrhiwceiber

Our aim is to provide quality bilingual childcare to children within the local community offering a pre-school setting to enhance their learning and exploration through play. We provide a happy, secure and stimulating environment with an emphasis on health and general well-being of children and their families.

Where to find us

Camau Cyntaf Penrhiwceiber,
Penrhiwceibr primary School,
Mountain Ash, ​CF45 3YD

Contact Details

T:  01443476116
Or: 07963312008

Opening Hours

We are registered as a day care service which includes sessional care for children aged 2 years to 8 years for 39 weeks of the year.  Our setting is a Flying Start provider, is ESTYN registered and are also registered for the Childcare Offer.

We offer a Wrap Around service for Penrhiwceiber Primary School

  • Full Day Care: 8.45am – 3.00pm
  • 3 Hour Session: 8.45am – 11.45am or 11.45am – 2.45pm 
  • 2.5 Hour Session: 9.00am – 11.30am or 12.15pm _ 2.45pm
  • Wrap Around: 12.45pm _ 3.00pm

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In Good Hands

Catherine Williams


Bethan Peacock

Deputy Leader


Our facility is wheelchair friendly and provide appropriate areas for a range of needs including a food preparation area, a quiet area, play area inside and out and play space accessible freely to the children and will be wheelchair friendly.  Toilet and first aid facilities are available for children and adults.  An office and meeting room is available.

We offer various play sessions, parent & carer days & provide a range of opportunities for children, carers and professionals to explore the setting and their wider communities through visits, activities & events ​Children’s health, well-being and development is encouraged and promoted through a range of activities which are incorporated into our daily routine to promote, economic, social and environmental sustainability.

We can offer extended services should this be required by service users. Contact us for more information.


​Promoting the health and well-being of our children is a top priority and any snacks and drinks provided will be in line with our healthy eating policy and your child’s dietary needs. The setting participates in the RCT Healthy and Sustainable Pre school Scheme.

The project helps to identify, develop and communicate a positive ethos which promotes respect towards all, and a positive approach to health, the environment and the community and ensures that all children have the opportunity to benefit from stimulating challenges and the right to play.

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The setting will provide milk and water and a selection of snacks throughout the day.

Semi Skimmed Milk is offered and Water freely available – Children are encouraged to pour and help prepare their own snacks and recycle food waste and containers.

​Our menu has been developed in line with the Welsh Government Food and Health guidelines for Early Years Settings. ​We offer a nutritional snack not a main meal and any additional allergen information is available on request.

Please contact the setting for their current daycare or sessional menu.

Sample Menu

Activities Provided

​Activities will be planned daily, weekly and termly offering varied opportunities for play, based on the needs of the children that includes sand and water play, role play, messy and creative play, music and exploring the environment and the world around them to promote environmental sustainability.  Physical play is encouraged throughout all activities.  Please read our noticeboard for up-to-date information of services offered.

Children and carers are encouraged to participate in the planning of activities and ideas for equipment and future development of the group.  A rota is available on the parent’s board.

The ethos of the setting is to encourage staff, children and families to consider our local environment and to participate in activities such as litter picking and recycling. 


“Thank you so much for everything you have done with Freddie. He has gained so much more confidence and his talking and eating has improved so much since he started. It’s sad to him eave but thanks again for everything.”

“Bradley has come on a lot since starting Flying Starts and settled in really well. It’s lovely to see how happy he is going and playing with the kids and how happy he is when I come to pick him up. I can see how much he enjoys it here. I would like to say a big thank you to all the staff.”

“Thank you all for helping over the last year and getting me ready for big school. I’ve learnt so much and come on so well with all of your help. I’m going to miss you all loads”.

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Statement of purpose

To enquire for the statement of purpose, please contact the settlement directly for more information.