Camau Cyntaf – Pontypridd Pandas

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

Unit 6, Maritime Offices, Woodland Terrace, Maesycoed, Pontypridd CF37 1DZ

Contact Details

T: 01443 406831
M: 07788136909

Opening Hours

We are registered as a full, half and short day care service which includes sessional care, wrap around and evening care for children aged 6weeks to 8 years for 52 weeks of the year.

Our setting is registered as a Flying Start provider through the language of English

We are also registered to deliver the 15 hour Childcare Offer and 30 hour childcare during the half term holidays

  • Full Day Care 7.30am – 6.00pm
  • Short Day Care  8.45am – 3.15pm
  • Half Day Care 7.30am – 12.30pm or 1.00pm – 6.00pm
  • Sessional Care 8.45 – 11.45am or 12.15 – 3.15pm 
  • Wrap Around 12.00pm – 3.00pm
  • Evening Care 3.00pm – 6.00pm

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Nathan Barker


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Our facility is wheelchair friendly where possible 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. 



“The staff are amazing. I was anxious bringing my child to nursery so young, but she has been nothing but happy and the care she has had is amazing. I am very grateful to you all for doing such an amazing job.”



“My child absolutely loves coming into nursery. He settled so well and loves the girls. He has come along so well”.



“My child loves coming to nursery. He loves his trips out to Ponty park and seeing all his friends. Thank you for all of your hard work.”



“The nursery girls are fantastic and have helped my child settle in quickly. She loves coming to nursery an enjoys all of the varied activities”.



“My child has come along so much since being here. The girls don’t get as much credit as they deserve. She loves everyone here and learning all the new things. She is going to miss being with you all when she goes to the big room. Keep doing what you are doing girls you are fab”.



“My twins love coming to school. All the staff are fantastic with them, they have come on in leaps and bounds”.

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Statement of purpose

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