Holiday Kitchen is coming to Stapleford Childrens Centre in the Easter Holidays
For many vulnerable and low-income families nursery and school holiday periods are a time of stress and indebtedness.
They make up at least 13 weeks, or 25 percent, of the year. For these families, the opportunity gaps regarding nutrition, learning, financial security and play are most pronounced during holidays. In addition to poor nutrition, social isolation, emotional, financial and family stress can undermine children’s school readiness, cognitive functioning, well-being and social integration.
Based on a simple formula of Holiday learning, food and play for families who need it, Holiday Kitchen works to complement government investments to meet Child Poverty commitments laid out in the 2010 Child Poverty Act. It does this by providing a structured programme of meals and activities for children during the educational holidays.
Holiday Kitchen recognises that a nutritious diet and continued learning opportunities are cornerstones upon which wider education and wellbeing outcomes are built. On this basis it provides positive family-focused learning, food and play activities during school holidays that aim to improve children’s wellbeing, educational opportunities and life-chances. More explicitly it is committed to pursuing positive outcomes in three key objective areas:
- Improved social inclusion and aspiration – related outcomes include improved school readiness and reduced opportunity gaps for social participation.
- Improved family nutrition and wellbeing – related outcomes include reduced food poverty, obesity and poor mental health.
- Reduced financial and emotional strain – related outcomes include reduced debt, social services referrals and safeguarding risks.
We are really trying to engage with those families that need it the most so please promote to this target audience as eligibility criteria will apply: MUST HAVE AT LEAST ONE CHILD UNDER 5 YEARS OLD (other eligibility criteria will apply)
For More information or to Book your family’s Place: Contact Andy White – 07970815351 or 0115 993 5780
Time Table for Each Day
Arrive between 9.30am – 10.30am for a Healthy Breakfast (last breakfast served at 10.15am)
10.30am – 12.00pm Fun Activity 12.00 – 1.00pm – Eat your healthy Lunch (prepared here on site)
Dates for the Programme
Monday 4th April, Thursday 7th April, Monday 11th April, Thursday 14th April.
@ Stapleford Childrens Centre, Grenville Drive, NG9 8PD.
FAMILIES MUST COMPLETE ALL 4 DAYS TO CLAIM FREE GIFT