The idea behind children count is to sustain a pot of money that will provide assisted places for our most needy and hard to reach families. Without extra money we are no longer able to offer assisted places to families, who cannot afford to pay the full amount of fees.
It will be ongoing
The problem is that due to loosing are grant we cannot meet the needs of the families by supporting them through assisted places, which will have a negative affect on the children and their families. These families are living on very low incomes, and in inadequate housing therefore they rely on organisation such as ours to support them and their children.
Although we have been fundraising to try to build up an amount of money to help these families it is clearly not enough to sustain the project, however if we secure money through other organisations we will have a fighting chance to provide affordable childcare.
Provide 5 assisted places
Activities» Involve the local community with fundraising events. Monthly cake sales with the involvement of parents and staff
Success will be...having the funds to assist 5 children to attend the setting until they are funded.
The project will enable children to enjoy and achieve learning through play, it will also provide their parents time to engage in training, work and returning to education. This will hopefully mean better life chances for the family unit.
Lack of interest from sponsors and the community which will impact negatively on the project. We have fostered good relationships with the wider and local community to support the project.
Funders of the project will receive a monthly email detailing how the project is progressing, including any forthcoming events.
Budget - Project Cost: £14,000Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £14,000 5 assisted places Providing 5 assisted places for hard to reach families.
Moorhouse preschool is situated on an local authority housing estate in west london. The area is very multicultural and diverse, in addition the area is high in poverty although there are pockets of rich areas.
The children, we will be able to provide them with a safe, caring environment for them to learn and play, which in turn will reduce the stress on their families due to lack of money, inadequate housing and health issues. Parets will also benefit by having the time to engage in training, employment and education.
Because we are on the front line working with these families everyday. We also have build up strong relationships with the local community and have a shared respect for each other.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Alfrena is a parent and our chairperson, Alfrena has been committed to the group and is always looking for new ideas foe funraising.
Laura is the manager and has a big involvement in how the setting runs. She is trying to look at ways in which we can get the project up and running.