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Nannies and Little Elms community fun

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Nannies and Little Elms  community fun

Nannies and Little Elms community fun

Little Elms Nursery By Little Elms Nursery

Little Elms nursery and Heaton House Care home would like to share regular opportunities out in the local community engaging in shared experiences that motivate all those engaged .

Worthing Idea stage

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As a way of developing further our regular weekly sessions where Little Elms Nursery children visit the residents at Heaton House we would like to venture out into the wider community. This will generate opportunities to explore together and spend time nurturing relationships that give both age groups a purpose and develop strong bonds that help support those dealing with dementia. To spend time out in the community is not only a healthy addition to the daily experiences the two age groups already share, it will also benefit the general public in seeing how this lovely inter-generational time together is visible and can be enjoyed by all who see and experience it. While it can be overwhelming for family members to learn their loved ones have dementia it can have a very positive impact on anyone who observes a group of youngsters sharing experiences with those dealing with dementia out in the community. Giving both age groups a purpose and an experience to share can be be life changing.

What we'll deliver:

  • Make regular visits to public spaces within the community, Pre-school and elderly residents together.
  • Engage in creative opportunities that generate sculptures and pictures that could be displayed as community exhibitions.
  • Visit places that will generate recall and educate both age groups about how life has changed, supporting memory recall.
  • As part of this project a culture of recycling reclaimed objects and resources will gradually be generated.
  • It is hoped that a body of volunteers can be encouraged to participate in the project.

Why it's a great idea:

Studies have shown that Inter-generational experiences can really benefit not only people dealing with dementia but also pre-school children. By exploring the wider community together both age groups can spend quality time in a purposeful environment that is natural, unhurried and enjoyable. It breaks the monotony of everyday life and can nurture relationships that develop. By immersing all participants in a relaxed sharing of opportunities, community observers can recognise an enjoyable beneficial experience being shared.

Steps to get it done:

  • Make regular visits to public spaces within the community, Pre-school and elderly residents together.

In addition to the shared community experiences we would develop a culture of volunteer participation. This would further promote a wider community approach creating a long term possibility that becomes sustainable through support from people who share our vision. It would become an integral part of the community with visibility of the inter-generational approach becoming embedded in children's and resident's lives. It could also develop to engage other pre-schools and care homes across the area.

Location Worthing

About the space

Within the local community there is a wide variety of public spaces that would benefit our nannies and children. These include garden centres, public gardens, museums, cafes and picnic spaces. we are also very close the beach and have an allotment we can visit together.


West Sussex County Council

How will the money be spent?Total £2,213

Staffing costs to enable suitable ratios when off site. Entry fees and public transport costs. - £2,000 (90%)
Other - £213 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

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Staffing costs to enable suitable ratios when off site. Entry fees and public transport costs.
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  • Transaction Fees
  • VAT


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Extra funds would enable us to venture further afield and to maintain the project for longer.

Total £2,213

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