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Llanharan Dropin Centre

At the Heart of Our Community


Providing a wide range of childcare provision across the local community including Playgroups, Day nursery and Holiday Clubs. All at affordable rates.


We cater for the wide range of interests of children and young people offering Playschemes, Youth Club and  Afterschool Club .


Everyone is welcome in the centre to learn new skills, access IT facilities, have lunch in the cafe or recieve support with information and advice.

Our Mission


Our Aims:

Llanharan Community Development Project Ltd (LCDP) seeks to identify and address the needs and well-being of the people primarily within the areas of Llanharan, Brynna and Bryncae. Through partnerships and employing local qualified staff, we aim to deliver high quality childcare, play opportunities and education.


Our Objectives:


Community Learning and Career Support

We host a number of different community learning opportunities at Llanharan Drop In Centre to suit many different ages and abilities. Courses are run by highly trained Tutors who have lots of knowledge and experience in the areas they are teaching. We offer various courses throughout term time that include;

Monday & Wednesday Computer IT skills, Tuesdays Pop Art, Wednesday mornings Acrylic painting & discussion skills, Wednesday afternoons Pyrography (wood burning) and Thursdays Job Club.



Brynna Community Centre, Church Street, Brynna, Pontyclun CF72 9QP

Playtots Playgroup LCDP is a registered playgroup for children aged from 2 to 5 years old.  The playgroup is registered with the Care Inspectorate for Wales (CIW).  The playgroup implements the Foundation Phase Curriculum.  To ensure a broad and balanced curriculum is being delivered activities will be planned through a theme, under the seven areas of learning. Brynna playtots is now also running full day sessions


  • English is the language through which activities are provided although there is some use of written and spoken Welsh
  • For all children to develop at their own pace and reach their full potential.
  • To integrate children with additional needs into the playgroup, providing them with help and support in order to undertake activities of the group.  One to one care can also be provided if identified as a need.
  • Children remain the legal responsibility of parent/carer whilst in the care of the playgroup.
  • For parents to feel welcome and involved in the care and the education of their child.
  • To forge strong links with the three local Primary schools in order for the children to feel happy and confident upon starting school.
  • To work alongside other agencies involved in the care and education of a child.

                                          Read Brynna play tots 2020 CIW report 

View Brynna Playgroup Food Hygiene Rating here 

LCDP Day nursery, 23a Bridgend Rd,  Llanharan,  Pontyclun, CF72 9RD 

Lollipops Day nursery is registered with the Care Inspectorate for Wales (CIW) for children aged 6 weeks to 5 years.   The Day nursery support the development of bilingualism through the daily use of incidental Welsh in our setting. We provide a happy, caring, stimulating, safe environment and warm relationships between our staff and children. We believe these combinations promote the development of positive self-esteem and confidence in children.  The creche caters for a maximum of 10 children per day, therefore places are limited.

We use ‘Birth to three matters’ to provide a broad and balanced curriculum to support the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of each child. We aim to assist each individual to reach their full potential and develop life-long learning skills.

LCDP Day nursery welcomes all children and aims to respond appropriately to each child’s background and individual needs. We ask parents to give as much notice as possible if a child is disabled or has any special educational needs. This will enable us to explore with parents and any outside agencies how we can provide most effectively for that child.

The Day nursery has a garden area, suitable for the range of ages attending. This is securely fenced. The children are supervised at all times.

Read LCDP day nursery 2019 CIW report here 

Holiday Club Llanharan Drop-in Centre,  23a Bridgend Road, Llanharan, Pontyclun CF72 9RD

LCDP Holiday Club is registered with the Care Inspectorate for Wales (CIW) and cater for children aged 3 to 12 years old, which runs throughout the school holidays (Excluding Christmas).  At our holiday club we offer quality, affordable and fun childcare for children of varied ages, stages and abilities. Our aim is to provide a safe, exciting, “home from home” environment. As parents ourselves, we understand the importance of good childcare as we believe happy children = happy families. LCDP Out of School Holiday Club helps children to develop responsibility for themselves and their actions, and to become confident, competent and independent.

We provide a happy, safe, homely and stimulating environment for all children to play, learn and develop freely. We encourage all our children to have a positive attitude and respect for both themselves and other people. We undergo regular monitoring and evaluation of our services, and also make sure our services are accessible to all children in the community.

Read LCDP holiday club 2019 CIW report here 

Toddle Time LCDP, Bryncae Community Centre, Powell Drive, Bryncae, Llanharan, Pontyclun CF72 9UU

LCDP Toddle Time is an affordable parent and toddler group for children newborn to 5 years the provision charges £2.20 per family.  The provision is based at Bryncae Community Centre and runs term time every  Thursday 10:00am to 12noon. Come along and join the fun in a safe and friendly environment. Refreshments and toys, and lots of friendly faces. Perfect from birth upwards. We have a baby area, creative, musical, construction, physical area and home corner as well as weekly planned arts and crafts activities.

Toddle Time LCDP, Bryncae Community Centre, Powell Drive, Bryncae, Llanharan, Pontyclun CF72 9UU

LCDP Toddle Time is an affordable parent and toddler group for children newborn to 5 years the provision charges £2.20 per family.

The provision is based at Bryncae Community Centre and runs term time every  Thursday 9.30am to 11.30am. Come along and join the fun in a safe and friendly environment. Refreshments and toys, and lots of friendly faces. Perfect from birth upwards. We have a baby area, music singing time, construction, physical area as well as weekly planned arts and crafts activities.

Children & Young People

Playschemes LCDP

Brynna Playscheme: Brynna Community Centre, Church Street, Brynna CF72 9QP – Monday,Tuesday,Wednsday,Thursday &Friday 10am-1pm  Read Brynna CIW report here 

Llanharan Playscheme: Llanharan Welfare Hall, off Bridgend Road, Llanharan CF72 9RD – Tuesday & Thursday 2pm-4:30pm Read Llanharan CIW report here  

Ynysmaerdy Playscheme: Ynysmaerdy Community Centre, Glan-Yr-Ely,Ynysmaerdy CF72 8LJ – Monday, Wednesday & Friday 2pm-4pm 

LCDP is funded by the local authority to provide essential playschemes during all school holidays (excluding Christmas) across three different communities which are Brynna (Brynna Community Centre), Llanharan (Welfare Hall) & Ynysmaerdy Community Centre.  Our provisions are registered with the Care Inspectorate for Wales (CIW) and are available for children aged 5 to 14 years.  Our play staff deliver play sessions for children to enjoy and experience traditional play including arts & crafts, cooking, junk modelling, den building, woodland adventures, fire pits, messy play & water play. It’s a great way for children to build resilience, try new things and make new friends.  Please check out our facebook link for LCDP playschemes which details the times and days of the sessions.

Ourspace Youth Club LCDP

Llanharan Drop-in Centre, 23a Bridgend Road, Llanharan CF72 9RD

Ourspace youth club is open virtually via zoom  every Thursday 8pm-9pm , for young people age 10 years+.  Youth club is a safe place for young people to meet and socialise with their peers and friends.   A computer suite is available to do homework/research for school or college.  Qualified Youth workers provide information, advice and guidance, delivering issue based sessions and programmes to young people on smoking, sexual health, obesity & drug or alcohol misuse. Young people have vast opportunities to access services and provisions not only in their own community, but wider i.e. visit to the Welsh Government, weekend residentials, trips and lots of activities.  The young people have a voice, choice and control over the activities they wish to undertake. LCDP aim to involve young people in directing the provision of service we deliver.  The centre offers a number of resources including a pool table, café area, ‘chill’ room, free WIFI, arts and crafts, games, PlayStation, Wii and lots more…… Youth Club is also an opportunity for young people to gain employability skills, life skills, gain accreditation for their future, ourspace provides accredited learning opportunities that can help to progress into education, training or employment

After School Clubs LCDP

Brynna  Primary School,  

Dolau Primary School, 

LCDP run two after school provisions based in local primary schools during term time for children aged 3 to 11 years (Nursery to Year 6) in the following Primary Schools:- Brynna Primary School – Every day 3.30pm to 5:30pm Dolau Primary School – Every day 3.30pm to 5.30pm The after school provision offers your child a safe, stimulating place in which to play or take part in activities and crafts run by qualified play staff.  The provision’s are not open access so the children must be registered with LCDP and be collected by parents/carers. Aims of LCDP After School Provision:-

    • Help children develop their full potential through positive, social, emotional, physical and intellectual experiences
    • By providing a stable, secure and relaxed environment where parents and carers feel satisfied to leave their children.
    • By maintaining high standards of play provision children are encouraged to participate in the planning of the provision.
    • The values deriving from different backgrounds of racial, cultural, religious and linguistic are recognised and respected.
    • Children’s individual needs e.g. disabilities and gender, are also reflected in the service and is fully inclusive.
  • Provide a fresh and nutritious snack.

Activity Clubs LCDP

Llanharan Drop-in Centre, 23a Bridgend Road, Llanharan CF72 9RD

LCDP Activity Clubs are an open access play provision for primary school children run by qualified play staff during term time as follows:-  Llanharan Drop-in Centre – Every Friday and Tuesday  5.00pm to 7.00pm for age 5 to 11 years old Activity club provides play opportunities not easily accessed at home or school, freedom and choice to play and explore various play experiences through different forums of play.  All play is child led and activities are fully chosen by children as they are involved in the planning process.  Cooking, outside play (building dens), sport, arts and crafts, jewellery making, junk modelling, face painting, role play, messy play including water and mud play and lots more…..

We encourage children to wear old clothing to participate in the activities.

Happy Dayz Group

Our Happy Dayz Wellbeing support group meet every Thursday 1pm to 3pn at Llanharan Drop in Centre, an opportunity to befriend others in a supportive environment sharing our challenges and achievements with Mental Health. We have a Community Arts Worker that supports us to be creative and artisitc sharing experience and skills thanks to funding from MIND UK

Mental Health & Wellbeing Peer Support group






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Meet our Staff

Llanharan Community Development Project (LCDP) is based at Llanharan Drop-in Centre, we are a registered Charity and have been running for over 25 years. We have a board of 9 Trustees, 35 paid staff & 20 volunteers. We are based in the heart of the village, where we run adult education classes through the day and activities for children and young people during the evenings term time. During the holiday periods we run a holiday club – childcare setting & open access playschemes in Brynna, Llanharan & Ynysmaerdy. For further information please check out the wall and recent news or feel free to contact us at LCDP Tel: 01443 229723
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Contact Us


Llanharan Drop-in Centre

23a Bridgend Road

CF72 9RD                                            


01443 229723






Company Number: 03226397         Registered Charity Number: 1064957