Early years additional support

Early Years services in Newport provide a range of support services for parents and carers who have children aged 0 – 7 years. This support includes:

  • Family Support Services - supporting the whole family to reach their full potential
  • Supporting children with speech, language, and communication
  • Supporting children to learn and develop, reaching their full potential
  • Childcare provision and support with childcare costs

What resources are available to support my child’s development? 

Newport Family Information Service

Free, accessible, quality information for parents and childcare professionals

Parenting. Give It Time.

Free practical tips and expert advice for all your parenting challenges

DEWIS Cymru support service directory 

Find local and national organisations and services that can help you.

Tiny Happy People

Tiny Happy People will help you develop your child's communication skills. Explore simple activities and play ideas and find out about their amazing early development. 

Healthier Together

Healthier Together is a new online platform dedicated to supporting families through the stages of maternity and child health development, in partnership with local health professionals in the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board area.

What do I do if I have concerns about my child’s development? 

Developmental skills such as potty training are not linear and therefore some children will require some additional time to develop this skill. Where there are concerns that this is more than a delay in development, you should discuss this with your health visitor in the first instance who will be able to advise you on possible next steps.

The Local Authority has an Early Support Process that is designed to ensure Early Identification of children whose development is delayed or who may have additional support needs. The process helps to provide childcare settings with the tools they need to support children with child development needs. 

If your child attends a childcare setting registered with CIW, you should speak to them first about additional support for your child.

The Early Support Team

The Early Support team are practitioners who have knowledge and experience of child developmental needs. The team offer practical advice, guidance, and helpful strategies for those children (usually in childcare) who have significant developmental delay. 

If your child’s GP, health visitor, teacher, or childcare provider thinks that your child may need extra help, they may request support from the Early Support Team, they should request a referral form by emailing the team below. 

For Childcare Professionals

For children (aged 0 – 4 years) with complex needs already known to health professionals (portage, paediatrician, OT, SALT etc.) please contact Early Support Team to discuss the next steps and what support you may need. 

NCC - EarlySupport EarlySupport@newport.gov.uk