Support and advice
Cymraeg i Blant
Cymraeg for Kids is a new Welsh Government project, managed by Mudiad Meithrin. Its main aim is to offer information, support and advice to parents, parents to be and their families on the benefits of speaking Welsh and Welsh medium education and childcare. In Carmarthenshire, Cymraeg for Kids offers a variety of free groups including; ‘ante-natal groups’ (a pilot scheme working in partnership with local midwives), Baby Massage groups (10 weeks+), Baby Yoga Groups (10 weeks +) and Rhymetime (0-3 years). Welsh learners, non-Welsh speaking parents and Welsh speakers are all welcome to attend the groups. For more information contact Cymraeg for Kids on 01970 639639 or visit their Facebook page.
Mudiad Meithrin is the main provider of Welsh-medium early years care and education in the voluntary sector. The aim is to give every young child in Wales the opportunity to benefit from early years care and educational experiences through the medium of Welsh. Cylchoedd Ti a Fi (Parent and toddler) offer activities for children from birth, while Cylchoedd Meithrin (playgroups) welcome children from 2 years to school age. To find your local Cylch Ti a Fi or Cylch Meithrin visit their website or call 01970 639639.
The Urdd is one of the largest youth organisations in Europe and it offers opportunities and activities for children and young people to learn and socialise through the medium of Welsh. The Urdd is an exciting, dynamic movement over 6,000 members in Carmarthenshire between 8 and 25 years. They offer cultural and sporting opportunities through the school, in community clubs and during school holidays, and the Urdd provides a wide range of Sports competitions too. To contact the Urdd in Carmarthenshire visit their website or call 01267 676 751.
Ffermwyr Ifanc ~ Young Farmers Club
The Young Farmers is a youth movement that provides opportunities for 800 members between the ages of 10 and 26 in Carmarthenshire. There are 23 Clubs in Carmarthenshire that are run by young people for young people. The movement offers opportunities and special experiences for the members as they develop new skills, receive training, travel the world, become an integral part of the community and have the opportunity to make friends for life.
For more information call 01267 237693 or e-mail.
Cymraeg i Oedolion ~ Welsh for Adults
The National Centre for Learning Welsh is a new body responsible for all aspects of Welsh for adults. You can find out about Welsh courses at all levels in your local area on their website. Alternatively you can call 0300 323 4324 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol
The Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol works with universities across Wales to develop Welsh language medium opportunities for students. It funds Welsh medium lecturers and offers undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships for students to study higher education courses through the medium of Welsh. There are a number of courses offering some provision through the medium of Welsh in the Welsh universities. This provides opportunities for students to access training to prepare for employment and the increasing demand for the ability to work through the medium of both languages in Wales.
Mentrau Sir Gâr
The Mentrau Iaith are voluntary and dynamic community organisations that promote the Welsh language. There are 3 Menter Iaith in Carmarthenshire; Menter Gorllewin Sir Gâr, Menter Bro Dinefwr a Menter Cwm Gwendraeth Elli. The Mentrau provide, promote and coordinate activities, events and services across the county for families, children and young people, the community and the economy. The aim of the Mentrau is to promote and expand the use of the Welsh language at community level in Carmarthenshire, ensuring that the language becomes an integral part of the life of all residents in the county.
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