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Let’s talk about… Counselling…

In the summer of 2021, our Nightstop project was fortunate enough to get the go ahead to set up a counselling service for the young people we are working with here.

Our counsellor started working with us in June and since then has seen a total of eleven young people, seven of which have benefitted from an average of 12 sessions each. Why counselling? Since the start of the pandemic at... Read more

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12 year old Millie organised a non-uniform day at school to raise money for the YMCA

We were overwhelmed by Millie and her appreciation of her own circumstances compared to those of others and then her wish to raise money and support others – here is her story…

“Hello, my name is Millie and I am 12 years old.  I am honoured to be Head of School Council at my school, Maiden Beech Academy in Crewkerne.  This opportunity has given me a chance to work with School Council... Read more

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New classes added to Health & Wellbeing timetable

The YMCA Health & Wellbeing centre in Bath has started the New Year by adding even more exciting classes to their already fabulous timetable.

New classes include: body conditioning, new indoor cycling classes, power yoga, yogalates (a fusion of yoga and Pilates) and new teachers for circuits! The Tuesday morning 11am Yoga for all class has now become a community class giving free access... Read more

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Sound journey

The staff at the Bath nursery enjoy accessing as much continued professional development as possible to ensure that they are offering the children the best possible start in their education.

Two members of staff recently attended some music training, which set them thinking about the opportunities we create for children to explore sound, as music isn’t just about songs! We provided different resources for pouring colourful rice on to, which... Read more

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Nursery Practitioner

  • Location: Green Shoots Nursery, Trowbridge
  • Salary: £9.63 per hour

You will be assisting in the provision of a secure, caring and comfortable environment that nurtures the physical, emotional and cognitive development in which children can learn through experiences and to liaise with families, colleagues and professionals for the benefit of the child in the setting.

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Celebrating national bird day at our Bath nursery!

It is national bird day today and we are fortunate to be in the city centre and yet have a fantastic view from our nursery windows.

The view outside is always a great talking point and today the children spotted flocks of birds in the sky, this led to us looking up birds in our bird books and we decided that we wanted to learn more... Read more

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Grace Harris House Prison Visit

The staff at GHH asked the residents what they would like to do to celebrate Christmas.

They agreed that they would like to visit Shepton Mallet Prison (not the most conventional way to mark the festive season but this was their decision!) So in December, five residents and two staff had a very informative guided tour... Read more

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Thanks to Iceland and Hunts Food Service in Yeovil

A special thanks to our local Hunts Food Service and Iceland in Yeovil for their support and wonderful food donations to help us celebrate the Christmas period and New Year!

We were able to lay spreads of buffet food and provide our young people across our Yeovil Cluster and Core projects with a delicious Turkey dinner, along with all the trimmings AND a selection of puddings to choose from for those with a sweeter tooth! We really appreciate donations and... Read more

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The WI at Chewton Mendip

The WI at Chewton Mendip have been busy making baby bags for new mums who are staying at our YMCA.

The bags have all sorts of goodies inside them – from homemade blankets, mittens, clothes and toys to items like talc, also something for Mum as a treat. We are always so grateful to the support from our local WI’s... Read more

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