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Regular 'coffee' mornings for local elderly people and our Nursery children: Cake, chatter and laughter.

There will be regular opportunities of elderly people from our local community to come to our Nursery and share cakes that the children will have made, and a simple activity.  There will be no charge and we will provide the invitations for the Evergreen Trust to advertise these events.

Aims

To offer an opportunity for local elderly residents who may be lonely to spend regular quality time with our youngest children, to support their wellbeing.

Critical factors for success: a regular number of up to 15 elderly people coming to our 'cake, chatter and laughter' mornings.

Background

S.Weeks approached the Evergreen Trust and spoke with Rosie - together they worked on how to create a partnership that would work for both the elderly and the Nursery children.

We are in the process of seeting this up and have achieved a successful so far on the 8th May and we will continue to provide this opportunity into next academic year - aiming to do so fortnightly.

Resources

We will use the Nursery dining room, and will need four members of our Nursery staff.  We will provide invitations for the sessions, and the chilren will make cakes in preparation.  W ill provide resources for simple activities each week such as drawing, painting - clay work.

Impact

We will use the Lueven Wellbeing and Involvement scale to measure the impact on the children, and annecdotal feedback from the elderly people who visit.

Pupil Involvement

There will be up to 12 children aged 2-3years old.

Frequency

On going project during term time - roughly fortnightly.