Rhondda Cynon Taf increases school age start to save money
8 January 2014 Last updated at 19:29 GMT
One of Wales' biggest councils will increase the age children can start full-time education - but has delayed when the change comes into force.
Pupils in Rhondda Cynon Taf will now attend school from the age of four rather than three.
But councillors agreed the plans would begin in September, not April, to allow parents time to prepare.
The plans are part of proposals to save £70m over four years.
Pupils will be able to start school in the term after their fourth birthday, rather than the September after.
Daniel Davies reports.