Foundation Phase Excellence Network


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Whilst the following are a list of partners who are currently supporting the work of the Foundation Phase Excellence Network, they are not being expressively endorsed by the Welsh Government.

BookTrust Cymru

BookTrust is the UK's largest children's reading charity. Every year, we give out over 175,000 carefully chosen books to children in Wales and over 230,000 literacy and numeracy resources. This work is funded by the Welsh Government.

Our work supports every family in Wales from their child’s first year of life right through to the end of their Reception year in school.

Our books and resources are delivered via health, library, schools and early years practitioners, and are supported with guidance to help develop a love of reading. We are committed to starting children on their reading journey and supporting them throughout.

Helen Wales 02920 437839 @BookTrustCymru
BookTrust Cymru, Business in Focus
Enterprise House, 127-9 Bute Street
CF10 5LE
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Mudiad Meithrin

Mudiad Meithrin is the main provider of early years care and education in the Welsh language. Our main aim is to give every child in Wales the opportunity to benefit from early years experiences through the medium of Welsh.

Our early years provision includes: Cymraeg for Kids groups, Cylchoedd Ti a Fi, Cylchoedd Meithrin and Day Nurseries.

Mudiad Meithrin has a network of over 250 employees that include Support Officers, Deputies and Managers and a Foundation Phase department that offers advice and support to Cylchoedd Meithrin staff, volunteers and parents/carers across Wales.

For further information please visit our website.

Vanessa Powell 01970 639639 @mudiadmeithrin
Integrated Centre
Boulevard De Saint Brieuc
SY23 1PD
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NDNA Cymru

National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) is the nationally-recognised charity representing nurseries throughout the United Kingdom. NDNA supports the delivery of high-quality, affordable and accessible childcare. It is a strategic partner to government in the achievement of early years and childcare strategy, working across England, Scotland and Wales. NDNA Cymru is the office for Wales.

Hayley Edwards 01824 707823 @NDNAtalk
NDNA Cymru, Office 2, Crown House
11 Well Street
LL15 1AE
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PACEY Cymru supports members and childminders in Wales to provide the best possible standards of care for children. We work with the Welsh Government, local authorities and agencies to ensure families across Wales have access to affordable, quality childcare and represent childcare professionals' views. Our work in Wales shapes national, regional and local childcare and Early Years policy. PACEY Cymru are part of the Cwlwm consortium

Shelley Rees 07793 845410
The Maltings
East Tyndall Street
CF24 5EZ
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Primary Science Teaching Trust

The Primary Science Teaching Trust (PSTT) is an educational charity helping to improve the learning and teaching of primary science throughout the UK. The PSTT has supported the development of high-quality resources and training for primary teachers for over 20 years. Visit our website to find out more about free teaching resources developed by outstanding practitioners, local support and other exciting opportunities, such as our Primary Science Teacher Awards, PSTT College and PSTT Cluster Programme.

Sue Martin, Programme Director 07801 971255 @pstt_whyhow
12 Whiteladies Road
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Science Made Simple

Science made simple bring the brilliance of science to life with amazing, high energy interactive shows for schools and festivals. From football to game shows to pop songs and everything in between, we take the world around us and show the science that makes it work.

Our highly trained staff bring everything needed for an amazing day to your school or festival.  All you need to provide is the venue and an audience.  With a range of science, maths and engineering shows and presenters around the country, having STEM shows at your school or event is simple and hassle-free.

Becky Holmes 02920 876884 @scimadesimple
14-17 The Parade
CF24 3AA
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Inspiring discovery across all generations

Techniquest is the UK’s longest established science centre with a mission to embed science in welsh culture through active engagement.

Techniquest provides a unique experience – supporting teachers and inspiring learners from Foundation Phase to post-16 in science, technology, engineering and mathematics – at our Science Discovery Centre in Cardiff Bay and through a broad and dynamic Outreach programme, which can bring the Techniquest experience to your school.

Andrea Meyrick 02920475475
Stuart Street
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Wales Pre-school Providers Association

Since 1961 we have been the largest provider of comprehensive membership services to the Early Years sector in Wales. We believe that all families have the right to high-quality play, education and care opportunities to help their children reach their potential.

Jane Alexander (CEO) 029 2045 1242 @walesppa
Unit 1, The Lofts
9 Hunter Street
CF10 5GX
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Estyn is the office of Her Majesty's Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales. We are independent of, but funded by, the National Assembly for Wales. The purpose of Estyn is to inspect quality and standards in education and training in Wales.

029 2044 6446 @EstynHMI
Anchor Court
Keen Road
CF24 5JW
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Cadw is the Welsh Government’s historic environment service working for an accessible and well-protected historic environment for Wales.

  • We conserve Wales’s heritage
  • We help people understand and care about their history
  • We help sustain the distinctive character of Wales
0300 0256000 @cadwwales
Welsh Government, Plas Carew
Unit 5/7 Cefn Coed, Parc Nantgarw
CF15 7QQ
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