Donations make a difference
St George’s provides a lifeline to local families in need. While their children are safe in our care, parents and carers can take steps to get back on their feet, whether this means receiving counselling, medical treatment, re-training or finding a job.
Assisted childcare places are entirely funded by the generous support of our staff, parents and carers and local organisations, through donations and fundraising events.
Caring for vulnerable children
Many children who join us have had a traumatic start in life. They desperately need the love and patience that our wonderful staff provide, so that they can grow in confidence and come out of their shells. We’ve had children arrive at St George’s who couldn’t speak, and by the time they’re ready to move on, they’re chatting and playing just like any happy child.
We work closely with local authorities, social services, health visitors and the women’s refuge, who help us to identify children who would particularly benefit from our care and support.
How your donation will make a difference
We aim to raise £25,000 each year, to provide childcare for up to 30 local children in need.
- £21.50 gives a child an afternoon of fun in our After-school Club
- £70 means a child aged 3-5 can spend a full day at St George’s nursery, including three healthy meals
- £150 funds 4 half-day nursery sessions for a child aged 3 months-3 years
- £1000 fully funds 23 day sessions in our term time pre-school Little Dragons
Improving the nursery for every child
In the 2021/22 school year, thanks to donations, we were able to:
- Extend and refurbish ‘the den’– ‘The Den’ is an extra learning space for the children, a heated room located in the garden in which the children have an extra space to play, learn or relax. Tatty Bumpkin has been conducting her Yoga classes for the children in the den, making the experience extra special for them being in a different space to their childcare room.
- Purchase an interactive whiteboard for the children – The children have been enjoying exploring the relevant learning materials and apps for their ages. For example, Moles have been using the interactive board during November when discussing fireworks night. They loved touching the screen to put on their own firework display. They also spent some time on the reading app which read them ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ and the children then were able to answer questions about what they had listened to!
- Provide subsidised childcare sessions to 21 children in need within our local area.
In 2022/23 school year, we would like to:
- Develop and improve our garden area for the children – At St George’s we believe that there is no bad weather, only bad clothing, so all the children get to use our spacious playground and allotment everyday come rain or shine. We have a wide range of toys and equipment available for all ages and children are encouraged to plant vegetables and flower seeds in our allotment so they can see them grow and enjoy them later on during the year. We are privileged to have such a large outdoor space, but our outdoor area is in need of some investment now to update it and make it a greener space for the children.
- Provide subsidised childcare sessions for up to 30 children in need within our local area.