Childminders host big toddle

Barnados big toddle
Barnados big toddle

Horsham District Childminders held a Big Toddle at Horsham Park to celebrate National Childminding week (Jun 11 – 15) and to raise funds for Barnado’s, the children’s charity.

On a lovely, sunny, Wednesday June 13 around 10 childminders and their charges used the park maze to strut their stuff for a good cause.

Helen Gallacher from Little Stars Child minding service, said: “This was a great opportunity to share with the public just what a valuable job registered Childminders do, providing a smaller, home-based childcare solution for parents.”

They were ably assisted by the Horsham Leisure Link service whose coach Louis Power did some great warm up games and Paul Taylor laid on a free bouncy castle for all participants.

The morning was concluded by the awarding of certificates, a healthy snack of breadsticks and raisins for all the participants and a balloon to take home.

A great big thanks goes to Leisure Link for helping make this a pleasurable morning for these little ones aged from 6 months through to 4 years.

To donate and help them reach their target of £300 visit http://www.fundraiseforbarnardos.org.uk and look for Horsham District Childminders under the Big Toddle.

At the moment Horsham District Childminders are busy petitioning parents about a proposal to deregulate childminders. For more information look at the NCMA website under the tab, Individual Inspection Matters.

Contributed by Little Stars Child Minding Service.