We are looking to appoint an outstanding Early Years Practitioner with enthusiasm to deliver high quality education to children aged 2 – 5 years. You need to deliver a fun, stimulating and exciting learning experience with a genuine interest in the learning and development of young children.
If you are passionate about early years education this is an exciting and rewarding opportunity to take on a challenging role developing nursery education in Wedmore.
Wedmore First School and Nursery has been bursting to share some fantastic news which they found out about in late August of this year. They have been awarded a Big Lottery Fund Grant for a gardening project at the School, named Project GROW. Some members of Wedmore First School PTA decided to apply this year to the Big Lottery Fund for a grant that would enable the school to purchase among other things a large polytunnel. Whilst they found out in late August they had been successful, there was an embargo on publicising the news until after December 3rd.
Currently the School has a great ‘allotment’ area with large raised vegetable beds, a small shed, and to the side of this a small Forest School area. However, the school is not able to fully utilise the garden due to having nowhere to grow plants and vegetables from seed. The school and the PTA are very excited that they can now acquire a polytunnel as they feel the benefit for the children in the school and nursery is potentially huge.
Other aspects of the project which are also being enabled due to the Big Lottery funding are; a Sensory garden with plants such as Lavender, Rosemary and Lemon Thyme, and creation of an outdoor seating area upcycling some railway sleepers the school already has.
The school has been running a gardening club for over 2 years which has been hugely over-subscribed. Project GROW will help this extra-curricular activity and allow opportunity for the school to utilise a properly set up outdoor growing area that will enrich the children’s learning, potentially on a daily basis. However, to ensure success of the Project, the PTA and the school will need help from the parents and local community to build the polytunnel and to maintain and support the garden once it is up and running. Once the polytunnel and other parts of the Project are up and running, the school hopes to hold an official Opening Ceremony!
The Big Lottery Fund is responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised for good causes by the National Lottery.
The Fund is committed to bringing real improvements to the communities and the lives of people most in need and has been rolling out grants to health, education, environment and charitable causes across the UK. Since its inception in 2004 they have awarded close to £6bn.
The Fund was formally established by Parliament on 1 December 2006.
If anyone wishes to find out more or offer help with the Wedmore School Garden Project please contact the School Office on 01934 712643.
We are looking for lunchtime supervisors/play leaders to join our happy and dedicated team of lunchtime staff