Seachange partnership with Jurassic Childcare

15:00 9 July 2022

Marc Jobson, manager of Seachange in Budleigh, writes for the Journal.

Marc Jobson, Manager of Budleigh Hub

Marc Jobson, Manager of Budleigh Hub
– Credit: Archant

Seachange was born, late in 2017. Since then, we have helped promote many local organizations and businesses. Every year we put more than £ 300,000 back into the local economy through employment and social investment.

One such business that we have cherished from the outset is Jurassic Childcare. They are a cheerful group of 6 early years professionals under the supervision of Sarka. The children who attend it enjoy and perform in a Montessori-inspired and stimulating environment with small, mixed age, class sizes.

The micro-nursery offers a wide range of activities and excitement for the children who attend it, including intergenerational activities with the older adults in our activity club and adults with learning disabilities in our Launchpad cafe.

Emily, the manager, (usually found in various forms of posh attire) ensures that Jurassic Childcare’s values ​​always come first in everything they do. They bring liveliness and we appreciate the contribution they make not only to Seachange, but to the learning of the children they care for and the surrounding Budleigh community.

Love is at the heart of everything the team does and together with their location here they make them unique. The children enjoy regular trips to the beach, library, local parks and they make use of their garden every day (weather permitting!). During the summer months, they will make the most of their excellent location on the Jurassic Coastline by using their own beach hut.

Jurassic Childcare prides itself on low staff turnover, which means they have years of staff that is great for the continuity of the children. Their team includes a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Coordinator, Chloe, who has been with the nursery for over 10 years. Morgan is one of their practitioners who has been working with them for just under 5 years. Jacey is another valued practitioner who has been working with them for just under 3 years and Amelia is their new child care student who started nursery in April. They also offer work experience opportunities for students with learning disabilities from Millwater and Oakwood schools.

Seachange and Jurassic Childcare have teamed up to create a bespoke childcare environment and the results speak for themselves. The kids love to attend it and they really brighten up everyone’s day when they say hello when they walk in and out of the garden with their snake-walking rope.

The nursery recently hosted a safari-themed picnic for their children, offering children with parents and caregivers the opportunity to enjoy some food, light-hearted chats and the chance to meet some unusual animals up close see.

Want to see how they truly integrate with all aspects of Seachange and improve children’s lives? Come and visit us on the 13th of August when they present an open day between 10:00 and 14:00. There will be food, games, face painting, balloon modeling and Chris will be back again to show off his exotic animals.

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