Investment project code: 240
Job Title - Working our way out of Isolation Poverty - Development Worker
Amount Requested = £13,176.00
Langholm Playcare Ltd is a fullday care facility meeting the childcare needs and requirements of families in the community and surrounding rural area. Langholm Playcare Ltd intend employing a Development Worker to restart and develop the Parent and Child groups (within restrictions) to help parents recover from impact of isolation due to coronavirus. These groups, Read, Play Sing(rhyme); Baby Massage and Baby Yoga; and Sensory will be delivered on a different basis than previously, due to the impact of Coronavirus. By holding these groups more often each week with fewer parents/child attending at one time will allow the staff member to interact more fully with both parent and child, and to give support. We also intend offering 4 hours a week to allow the staff member a 1-1 basis availability for parents to talk - by phone, face to face, online or parental choice - so they can ask questions, ease worries/ concerns and allow trust to be built up thereby raising parental self-confidence and self-worth. Families will enjoy the support, friendship, social interaction, and seeing their children develop. Parents will grow in confidence and gain more parental skills. Parents will enjoy playing with their child and understand the importance of play.