Every child should be given the best start in life; funds raised will ensure our school readiness programme is delivered in our community to enable local children to gain essential early years skills.
Derby City is towards the bottom of early years outcomes in the country, this programme aims to go somewhere to address this concern. We have good job opportunities in Derby, but many of the children educated in our City will not access them, why? We believe higher aspirations and expectations are key to raising our Cities educational achievements and that starts before the age of 5 in the child's home.
Our programme will see pre-school aged children improve their communication, understand routines and boundaries, be able to socialise with peers and have access to regular learning opportunities.