Pontypridd protest over nursery cuts by Rhondda Cynon Taf council
Parents staged a protest in Pontypridd town centre over nursery education cuts by Rhondda Cynon Taf council.
The authority is scrapping free full-time nursery care for children aged three from September in a move it hopes it will save £2.16m a year.
Under the new system, children aged three will be offered free part-time nursery care but will not get full-time education until age four.
Parents have vowed to fight the cuts.
The change to raise the age for full-time education to four brings the council in line with other councils in Wales.
An earlier plan for the changes had led to a High Court hearing by parents.
Judges ruled the initial consultation process used by the council had been unlawful.
The council, which is trying to save £70m over four years, then reintroduced the plan under a different consultation process and the cuts were approved.