Through our Early Years, Starting Life Well and Opening School Facilities funds we are providing vital support to those who work with those facing the greatest inequalities and supporting different aspects of the system to create positive change.
We are committed to supporting professionals from the voluntary, private and community sectors from across Berkshire to engage with our Early Years and Family Project - these can include face to face workshops and virtual support.
Some of the projects that children have had the chance to engage with are football programmes, family sessions focussing on physical health alongside activities, improved resources within nursery settings and specialised coaches delivering specific skills for areas physical development.
We are pleased to be able to offer a short 1 hr virtual session for practitioners to get an introduction to the importance of physical activity in the Early Years and how it can be supported. If you or your team are interested in attending these, they will be running once a quarter, please send our Early Years and Family Co-ordinator an email to be added to the invite list.
Early Years Workshops
Our Early Years Workshops aim to bring together Early Years Practitioners from across Berkshire to learn from each other, hear about new ways to engage young ones and find out how GBA can provide more support
CASE STUDY: Soccer Skills Programme Funding
With schools and pre schools out for summer, we have supported children across Reading with linking up with the Reading Children's Centres.
This is the second year that South Reading Children's Centre have ran the "Soccer Skills" programme, over 5 weeks local under 5s were able to learn, practise and perfect football skills with the help of Coach Suarez.
As well as the physical skills, the children learnt valuable team work, listening and concentration skills- all important for our budding pro footballers! At the end of the course the children had their own football and training set to take away and use in the garden and parks.