Y Bont is a lot more than just a provider of pre-school childcare, we support families to the best of our ability providing both practical and emotional support depending upon need. We function as a multi-agency resource, signposting those who need help to the relevant body whether it be Local Authority, support group, Citizen’s Advice Bureau or charity in the area to best help each individual need. We cater for all conditions and believe in inclusion for all; by providing disabled children with an opportunity to play and learn. Parents are able to self-refer or can also be made by health professionals or Social Services. We have trained staff on site to deliver Early Bird and Cygnet courses and can also sign-post families’ e.g.to Health Mind courses for parents or to Bridgend’s National Autism Society which holds its monthly support group for families of children of all ages with Autism. Our highly-skilled team engage in tailor-made play in order to meet the individual needs of each child.
“I didn’t realise just how much you do compared with other agencies and the statutory support available. I am a bit frightened what we will do when C__ is too old for Y Bont, you have always been a “one-stop shop” for all the help we’ve ever had….I still have the practical assistance & respite which I depend upon & the emotional support of the staff who have always been there for me…”
“You were a very bright light at the end of a long dark tunnel. I don’t know what we would have done without your support and care”
“I always feel confident in leaving him at Y Bont, knowing that he will have a great day, learn lots and be safe and happy and that is something you can’t put a price on. Thank you so Much”.
“So many times I don’t know how I would have coped, not just without your practical help and advice but just the sense of being listened to, understood and taken seriously, it; is so lonely sometimes but I feel, I have more in common with the staff at Y Bont than anyone else in world most of the time.”
“The nursery at Y Bont provides essential childcare and education to many preschool children who have significant health, developmental and additional learning difficulties. Many of these children would be unable to access foundation phase experiences in mainstream settings due to the complexity of their needs. Other children receive individualised intervention and support at the nursery to prepare them for inclusion in other local settings and for school”.
“XXX was born XXX at 32 weeks, all was going well until he was 2 weeks old when he suffered a double brain haemorrhage leaving him with cerebral palsy…..he also suffered with reflux…..my wife had the lion’s share of the hell we were going through and at one stage thought she was not going to cope. Then we were put on to Y-Bont, what a life line. Just 2 mornings a week were a god send. Not only did we get some down time but XXX really enjoyed his time there - all the different play areas and total care from a great team…..There's no doubt this place is a life-line to so many parents and children…”
“Fantastic service, S wouldn’t be who she is today without the support from Y Bont. I am over the moon with the service and it is excellent.”
We are primarily looking for volunteers who can help us:
In the Playroom
Please contact us if you can help.
Alternatively we can always use your help.
Whether it's help re-painting the walls, cleaning up our facility,
or even coming up with new fundraising ideas.
If you are a crafter and enjoy the idea of making handcrafted items to sell in aid of Y Bont, please contact us for more information and obtain a membership form.
Alternatively, if you have fabrics, balls of wool, or even a button collection that you no longer want, you can donate these to Y Bont's crafter's club. Thank you!
If you have clothing, household textiles, pairs of shoes, handbags, toys and jewellery that you no longer want, you can now recycle these in aid of Y Bont.
We are working in partnership with Support Pen-Y-Bont LTD and their new online portal 1 Step 2 Be https://www.1step2be.com/ybont, Support Pen-Y-Bont is based in Bridgend and you can contact them on tel. 01656 662483 or via www.support-ybont.com to obtain recycling bags and arrange for collection.
Y Bont receives £80 per tonne of recycled materials in this way and this much-needed money goes directly to benefit our children.
There is also a blue drop-off bin outside our premises should you wish to deposit items personally.
In addition to clothing you are able to recycle jewellery (gold, silver and dress), currency, stamps and printer cartridges from the Y Bont facility.
Please contact us for further information.
Tel: 01656 646013