footprints Childrens Services
Footprints provide services for children aged from birth to sixteen.
Our daycare facility provides full day childcare provision for 0-4 year olds. Four large purpose built rooms, all with woodland views, are managed by highly trained staff. Nutritiously balanced meals and snacks are served from a 5-star hygiene rated kitchen. All children have access to a large soft surface outdoor playground, sensory garden, outdoor classroom and woodland meadow. We also provide weekly sessions of yoga, Rhythm and Rhyme, mindfulness and cookery, all facilitated by professional outside teachers and free to all children. For application pack please Click here
All programmes and activities are supported by a limited number of childcare places which are available to participant who meet criteria.
Core Respite Services
We work with Southern Eastern Trust in providing respite short term childcare and bespoke support packages to families referred to Footprints.
Child Development Programmes (0-4yrs)
We provide weekly programmes to support and encourage speech/language development; promote attachment and positive touch and develop early social skills, delivered by professional staff.
CHAMPS (Children Healing through Art, Movement, Play and Smiles)
A weekly programme for 5-10 years olds, providing a flexible, choice-based programme, delivered through fun/therapeutic activities that promotes the development of coping strategies and techniques that strengthens personal resilience.
Mums and Tots and MAS programme
Weekly drop in groups delivered in a warm, friendly space. The groups provide support, information, advocacy and peer support to mums and their babies. Activities include: baby massage, parenting support and walking groups, visits and trips.
Young Girls Group
Footprints Young Girls group is open to 11-16 year olds in the Colin area. It provides girls a safe, empowering and fun space to discuss, plan and lead on their own projects. The project aims to in the develop a sustainable infrastructure for girls in Colin, ensuring their needs are met and that they become a core part of the area future.