Flexible Childcare Services Scotland’s two new Aberdeen nurseries have been awarded new funding from the Trades Widows’ Fund to support with the provision of new learning resources and equipment.
The Trades Widows’ Fund is a charity that was created to make a positive difference in the city of Aberdeen and surrounding areas. Its goal for 2021 was to reach out to smaller charities where smaller awards would make a significant difference to young people and families.
Flexible Childcare Services Scotland (FCSS), a national charity who already manage settings in Dundee, Inverness, Moray and across Aberdeenshire, was created after it was found that parents were unable to accept offers of employment due to a lack of high quality, flexible, and accessible childcare services.
FCSS has developed their service to meet the diverse needs of parents, helping them to manage their existing commitments and in many cases distancing them from poverty by providing flexible childcare that allows them to maintain sustainable employment.
The two nurseries, Tillydrone and Cummings Park, will open in the next few months accommodating 56 and 80 children respectively. Thanks to Aberdeen City Council’s commitment to continue with the roll out of 1140 hours, FCSS is offering fully-funded, flexible early learning and childcare to eligible 2-5 year olds.
Many children living in these areas may have limited access to toys and learning resources and the funding from Trade Widows’ will allow FCSS to provide a wide range of new equipment and experiences for children attending the new services.