Participating Project

Project information

Mother and Baby/Toddler Group

We currently run two mother and baby/toddler sessions a week which is very popular for families with and without disabilities. The sessions rely solely on funding to stay running on a week to week basis. Sadly, the sessions will have to close if we aren't able to receive funding for another year.

September 2017 - July 2018

Charity information: Bolton Children's Opportunity Group

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  • Need

    Need

    Parents of children with disabilities can sometimes feel isolated in their own homes and find it difficult to get out and meet other families in the same situation.

    Solution

    The sessions we run give these families the opportunity to meet, interact and play in a safe setting with nursery staff specialised in caring for children with disabilities. They have the option to stay with the child or take some well needed rest in the parents room where they can talk with other parents in similar situations and become of help to them.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Keep the sessions running for another year 2017-2018

    Activities

    » Fundraising events will be organised in the upcoming months by both the staff at COG and the parents

    The sessions will re-open from September 2017 and run twice-weekly. If we are successful in covering all the costs involved they will remain open until July 2018.


  • Impact

    Impact

    Both the parents and children who attend our sessions will continue to come for another year, and these families will benefit immensely.

    Risk

    If we aren't able raise the funds we need to keep the sessions open, we are certain we will have to stop them in order to keep the organisation as a whole running. This is a last resort for us as we know how important the mother and baby sessions are to all of the families of children with disabilities in the Bolton area.

    Reporting

    By letter, e-mail and Social Media.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £7,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £7,500 Staff costs Mother and Baby sessions
  • Background

    Location

    The sessions run from our building in Bolton which is a Pre-school nursery unit for children with disabilities and learning difficulties.

    Beneficiaries

    All families in the Bolton Metropolitan Borough Area.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Bolton Children's Opportunity Group (COG) is a local Registered Charity, whose aim is to provide a stepping stone between home and playgroup and/or nursery, for under 5s with disabilities and/or special educational needs. Over the years COG has become a leader in the field of inclusive provision for under 5s.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Anne Marie

    Anne Marie is the nursery manager who oversees the mother and baby sessions.