WARWICKSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL NEWS
New Resources For
in Leamington, Kenilworth and Warwick will be given a boost later this
week with the opening of a new resource centre for childminders, nursery
staff, playgroup and out-of-school club workers.
Warwick District Early Years Education and Childcare Centre will help
early years and childcare workers by supporting them with training, advice
and resources including toys, videos and books.
at Sydenham County Primary School, in Calder Walk, Leamington, the centre
has been in operation since the end of last year.
Friday BBC TV Midlands newsreader Kay Alexander will be coming to perform
a cake-cutting ceremony to declare the new centre 'officially' open.
centre is funded by the DfEE, and run in a partnership between
Warwickshire Education Authority and leading UK childcare charity NCH
Action for Children.
Education Chief Eric Wood and Hugh Thornbery, Assistant Director of Social
Work for NCH Action for Children, will also be speaking at the event,
before tucking into a celebration strawberry tea.
Co-ordinator Judith Clare said the centre, which is linked to the
recently-opened Leamington Parents Centre, aims to help anyone living in
the Warwick District who works with pre-school children or older children
in out-of-school clubs.
centre has already held several open days for different groups, to give
them a chance to see what is on offer, including an open evening for
childminders held earlier this month.
is a really exciting opportunity for early years professionals.
have a lot of wonderful resources to use with children, and on behalf of
children, and we are also interested in identifying the training needs
of local early years professionals, so we can work out a programme which
will meet them.
once we are 'officially' open we will be able to encourage even more
people to come in and see what we can offer them."
information is available from Judith Clare on 01926 422155
Action for Children, one of the UK's leading child care charities, runs
more than 430 projects for Britain's most vulnerable children, young
people and their families.
Midlands region NCH Action for Children has 54 projects helping 11,753
children, young people and their families.