An ongoing partnership with the New Economics Foundation, supported by Coram Fields Children's Charity and the Peabody Trust, to model and pilot the co-production of parent led child care on the Vanguard Estate, Deptford London.
With funding awarded by the Greater London Authority's Good Growth Fund our initial year's work is to deliver an increasingly detailed program a play based co-production workshops, through which local families, parent groups and nursery staff will completely fit out of the nursery space from the ground up.
Over the initial phase we have been adding furniture that works to facilitate the process of families coming together to share their ideas, hopes and ambitions for the nursery, building relationships with one another that will become the foundation of this project. And all while their children play and engage with the space in a way that empowers them to take ownership of it and how it is used.
In the coming months we will be developing a detailed plan for the whole site and working with parents, carers and the wider community to design and build a number of permanent play structures in the garden before working with the parent team and new staff over the summer to do the final fit out including all the furniture.
The nursery plans to open its doors, offering genuinely affordable childcare to local families, in September 2019.
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