Acorns Parent & Toddler Group

Connecting & Supporting Mums – A Journey to Sustainability

Acorns Parent & Toddler Group

Between 2012-2015 we have, on occasions, funded Acorns Parent and Toddler Group.  Finance has gone towards helping to fund Christmas parties and contributed to two salaries, initially, to allow  Acorns to become established.

Due to the initial investment this community project has now become self-sustainable.

With the supportive funding the Parent and Toddler Group has been able to increase the quality of its service and its support within the community, with just over 230 families on the books in 2015 alone. With the addition of the coffee bar to their service, providing barista style coffee and a selection of cakes, this has allowed Acorns to become financially self-sustaining, whilst maintaining its affordability.

“Acorns is a life-saver to our family. The community centre is a lovely big space, where parents can socialise over a coffee.”
– Acorns parent

This facility has become a much needed service amongst parents, providing a place to connect with each other, a precious moment to socialise and gain a sense of self and support.

“I love coming to Acorns, we use it at least twice a week, sometimes more. It is a much-valued opportunity for adult socialising as well as child play, which is essential. Child-rearing can be very solitary, and the centre is ideal, it is vital to have so much space…In short, these facilities are essential.”
– Acorns parent

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