Learning Welsh: Welsh language activities for early years

Support for early years practitioners to learn Welsh language and support children to learn Welsh too. 

NDNA Cymru was funded by the Welsh Government to provide support to settings in Wales, in embedding Welsh language among staff and children.

Whilst working with settings across Wales that attended Camau Welsh language courses, nurseries requested more Welsh language support from NDNA Cymru through fun activities. See our fun activity factsheets below, with accompanying videos, which include Welsh words and the English translations throughout. Further information on Camau courses can be found on the CWLWM website. 

Free NDNA Cymru Welsh language resources

Camau Welsh language training

Summer 2017 saw the launch of Cymraeg 2050.  The Welsh Government stated: “Since increasing Welsh-medium early years childcare provision is essential to our aim of achieving a million Welsh speakers, we need to ensure a coordinated plan to develop this important workforce”.  

The Welsh Government funds NDNA Cymru and CWLWM partners to support the early years workforce with the Welsh language, as well as supporting those who embark on a course through the Camau scheme. Camau is a specific Learn Welsh scheme for the early years education and childcare workforce. 

NDNA Cymru has a host of free resources to help and assist practitioners to embed the Welsh Language above. In addition, NDNA Cymru offers ongoing support to all our members with the Welsh Language, see more information on this below, as well as providing after care support to those who have attended the Camau courses. 


See our case study all about Sunray Day Nursery’s Camau experience here –

See Camau courses here

Bespoke Welsh language support for nurseries

This project funded by the Welsh Government also allowed us to put in place a Welsh Language Coordinator to support settings on an individual basis.

Contact our Welsh Language Coordinator, Deborah Davison, at the NDNA Cymru office here.

Latest update

Camau case study: Sunray Nursery 

A team of 21 practitioners from Sunray Nursery – including the manager – have attended Camau training. To read the positive impact it had on the setting, download our latest Cwlwm case study.