Date: Thursday 16 March 2017
Bristol Association for Neighbourhood Daycare (BAND) has once again received a donation from us to help fund beneficial childcare opportunities for families and carers in the local area.
BAND is an organisation that supports and develops childcare provision by offering services to childcare providers, families, employers and people working with children.
Our Bristol business unit, which is currently building high-quality homes across the region, has donated £300 to BAND to contribute towards three children’s holiday playscheme groups receiving a three hour visit from the Bristol Playbus Sensory Truck.
The Sensory Truck is a fully equipped mobile sensory play space which features a small ball pit, an air bubble tube, music, sounds, and a U.V. area as well as much more, with highly experienced staff there to support inclusive sessions on the truck.
This is the second consecutive year that we have sponsored BAND, following a £200 donation in 2015 to fund another childcare group to visit the Bristol Playbus Sensory Truck.
Kate Williams, fundraiser for BAND, says: “On behalf of everyone at BAND I would like to say a huge thank you to Taylor Wimpey for their ongoing support of our Sensory Truck project, which aims to improve, promote and support inclusive practice.
“The sensory equipment is designed for all children, but is particularly focused on those who are disabled, have learning difficulties, or are autistic. This will serve to develop their skills – such as communication and physical aptitude, as well as help with socialisation.”
Danielle Heard, Acting Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey Bristol, adds: “We’re thrilled to once again offer our support to Bristol Association for Neighbourhood Daycare and help this wonderful organisation continue to deliver its services for children and families in the local community.
“The feedback from children who have taken part in sessions on the Playbus Sensory Truck has been fantastic, so it’s amazing for us to help them take part in activities which are not only beneficial for their skills but also great fun!”