Together we Stand at Pristine Childcare

by Pristine Childcare and youth wellbeing in Romford, , United Kingdom

Together we Stand at Pristine Childcare

Total raised £40

raised so far



The project aim to assist local African women and other families who have special needs children that are affected by mental health issues

by Pristine Childcare and youth wellbeing in Romford, , United Kingdom

We're still collecting donations

On the 26th January 2023 we'd raised £40 with 1 supporters in 28 days. But as every pound matters, we're continuing to collect donations from supporters.

1672330468_screenshot_20220524-190049_facebook.jpgFounder of Pristine Childcare and youth wellbeing 

Kafilat Babalola, the founder of Pristine Childcare and youth wellbeing started this project with some African women and other families ( Bangladeshi, Eastern European, British) after noticing the effect of mental health issues and financial crisis on families with children with special needs especially after the pandemic. I work with children and youth with special needs as an Autistic specialist at schools and homes. I am Ofsted registered childminder and also an Early year Educator. I noticed  that most of the African families and some other ethnicities that have children with special needs (Especially Autism) that I visited their homes or mind their children believe that their children are either 'Caused' 'Taboo' or  'witchcraft' meaning bad luck to the family and community.

This makes me really sad and I had to start educating, assisting and caring for these families especially the women. I explained to them how beautifully, special and unique there children are. Some of these parents accepted and seek for support and medical support while some decides to take these children back home for spiritual healings. 

Most of these families struggled to pay for their childcare cost because their children are special needs and they need 1:1 support in daycare/ childminders. Some of these parents have left their jobs because of the amount of times schools/nursery/ childminders have called them to pick up their children due to the children undergoing some crisis which they cannot handle. 

These parents are stressed and they cannot handle the stress at all causing mental health issues. Some men cannot handle the stress and they have left their partners or wife alone to mind the children by themselves. Most of these African women have become single parent and are undergoing some mental health issues. 

Together we stand at Pristine Childcare CIC

So we all decided that we stand together to tackle mental health and address other  issues that most African women and other families are facing within our community.

Pristine Childcare and youth wellbeing is a Community interest  organizations that encourage and support local African  women and other families who have special needs children  and youth mostly  (Autism syndrome disorder) that are affected by mental issues and anxiety facing isolation due to cultural/social barriers; the pandemic -after- effect and the current economic crisis.

Our Ideas at Pristine Childcare and youth wellbeing 

The project aim to assist and improve the health and  wellbeing, provide safe and affordable childcare services, creating community engagement, for the African women, other families, youth and their children were access to mainstream services locally are limited and language barriers are prominent. It will also focus on heard-to- reach women with language barriers; single parents who face negative discrimination/financial hardships/unemployment and self-neglect all as well as caring for their Autistic children.

Major obstacles these women highlighted was financial hardships, and lack of appropriate services for them to access or difficulty in accessing mainstream services due to cultural/language barriers. For example, more than 50% of mothers with Autistic children that are Africans and other ethnicities have been told that their children are victims of witchcraft by their own family members or community. This is because some of these parents does not have a good understanding of what  Autism is and so therefore cannot meet the needs of their children when they are going through crisis or challenging behaviour. 

They also lack credible support networks and in  most cases this has led to them feeling lonely; depressed or anxious. They have begun to lose their confidence/self- esteem and motivation about their lives and lack confidence to engage in positive community and wellbeing activities.

How we will use the money raised to achieve our aims 

The money raised for the project will be used in providing (renting) a safe childcare environment or community centre for children, youth with special needs and their families. With Childcare services for children at affordable prices so that their parents can go back to work.


Fund will be used for activities consisting of fitness -based exercise; signposting; games; and educational life skills activities for children, youth and families.

Awareness of support available, empowerment,  and acting as a conduit between families and support agencies. 

The project will connect African women and other families with their children especially single parent facing extreme hardship to build strong relationships, and help them get their lives on track and receive the support they really want. 

Fund will be used to provide an inclusive safer community centre that is free to all.

To reduce social isolation and anxiety with women with special needs children

To improve health and wellbeing of young people and their families by providing therapy sessions, professional advice, trainings, deliver rolling program of physical sporting and healthy living.

To purchase resources for sensory room, big van for outings, laptops and other necessary amenities.

The cost of what we need the funding for are:

£40,000 Rental property for the childcare and other social engagement. 

£1500 For website,  social media development.

£4500 For training women and other volunteers 

£4000 For Resources, laptops, and furniture 



This project offered rewards

£20 or more

Colourful organic greeting cards

Free colourful greeting cards made from organic paper made by special needs children.

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