Meet your Flying Start Parent Forum Development Worker


Ruth Bridge

Hello my name is Ruth Bridge and I am the flying start Parent Forum Development Officer for The Parent Network. I organise coffee mornings for parents, carers and children across all of the Flying Start areas in Caerphilly Borough. My current groups are shown in the table below but watch this space for updates with many new groups starting soon.

The coffee mornings are a great way to meet new people, socialise and make a difference to services whilst being fun for you too. We organise training, fun learning experiences, arts, crafts and lots more. If you would like to try something let us know and either we can orgianise it, find someone who can run it for us or signpost you to the service.

While at the groups parents are encouraged to discuss the Flying Start services that are available to them, or that they already receive. This makes sure that everyone is kept right up to date with any changes and having an input into any new services that are being developed that will affect their families. Its also an opportunity for you to tell us if something isn’t working for you or if you thought something was really good.

Below are the dates for the current groups so If you are interested in joining us or would like any more information please call Ruth or Holly on 01443 875444.

I look forward to meeting you…

Group Dates for Coffee Mornings
St. James ICC Time: 09.15 am to 11.30 am
Fortnightly on a Wednesday: 1st May & 15th May, 12th & 26th June, 10th July
Pantside ICC Time: 09.15 am to 11.30 am
Fortnightly on Monday: 13th May, 10th June, 24th June, 8th July
Heolddu Comprehensive School Time: 09.15 am to 11.30 am
Fortnightly on Thursdays: 2nd & 16th May, 13th & 27 June and 11th July
Fochriw Primary School Time: 1pm till 3pm
Held on Wednesdays: 8th May, 22nd May, 12th June, 26th June & the 10th July
Hengoed Primary School Portakabin Time: 09.15 am to 11.30 am
Fortnightly on Monday: 20th May, 3rd June, 17th June, 1st July, 15th July


Dates in Red are consultation weeks. This terms theme for consultation is childcare.

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