15 Sep Supporting Charity
Jancett Childcare are committed to supporting both local and national charities throughout the year. We are immensely grateful to the families with children in our nurseries and to our staff for their ideas and support. Working with charities reflects one of our most important values at Jancett Childcare, that of Partnership.
To date this year we have been able to support charities close to the hearts of our staff and the families that use our services. During the first term of this year the nurseries and Jancett head office raised over £1,080 for Rainbow Trust Children’s Charity, a Children’s Charity which provides emotional and practical support to families who have a child with a life threatening or terminal illness. The Rainbow Trust celebrated their 30th anniversary this year.
The nursery staff, children and their parents have also supported The Children’s Trust, the UK’s leading charity for children with brain injury. In February, we held a raffle to win a Valentine’s Day Gift Basket with all tickets sold going directly to the charity.
We held a ‘Guess How Many Sweets in the Jar’ competition and a series of ‘dress down days’ at our head office and nurseries which were very popular. Ripples Pre School in Carshalton alone helped us raise £5 for the charity.
Jancett Day Nursery & Baby Unit and Gaytime Day Nursery also held an Easter themed Gift Basket raffle (shown below), which together with the activities above helped us to raise £450 for the Children’s Trust.
Born Free Foundation
A national chairty we support is the Born Free Foundation. As you may know our beloved company mascot Jazzy, is an elephant and Jazzy and the nurseries have adopted an African elephant called Emily-Kate, and Jubilee, an Asian Elephant. You can read more about them here.
The nurseries each display a Born Free information table for the children to learn about the ‘Born Free’ elephants in the wild and to share news of our adopted elephants. Collection boxes and our annual summer fair held in June this year helped us to raise further donations.
The Marsden March
Staff at Jancett and JACE Training took part in the Marsden March for the third year running, raising £920 and Pollyanna Day Nursery in Carshalton held their own ‘Mini Marsden March’ and raised an astonishing £2,600 thanks to the generosity of Pollyanna’s nursery parents and their friends and family.
In March Pollyanna Day Nursery also raised funds for the national charity, Sport Relief. The staff and children took part in a fun obstacle course in the garden. (See photos below of Pollyanna’s staff trialing the obstacle course before the children!)
In June 2016, Jazzy and staff from Jancett Childcare attended the annual Sutton and Epsom District NCT Teddy Bear’s Picnic, a popular event in the Cheam calendar which raises funds for the National Childbirth Trust (NCT). Jancett Childcare were the proud nursery sponsors for the event for a second year running and ran a Royal Crown Decorating competition on our stall to honour Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday. All donations raised from our Crown decorating competition went directly to the NCT.
Our annual Jancett summer fair, held in June 2016 donated all proceeds from the £1 adults’ entry fee and the stall activities between the NSPCC and the The Royal Marsden, enabling us to raise £700 for each charity. As mentioned above, Born Free also received a donation of over £270.
At the time of writing, our nurseries will be preparing to take part in the national Jeans for Genes day on Friday 23rd September 2016 and as a staff member or parent reading this blog, if there is a charity that is close to your heart and that you would like the nurseries to support, please do let our nursery managers know.
Thank you to all our nursery staff, the children and their families for their continued support and generosity and helping share Jancett’s values of quality, nurturing and partnership through our continued charity work.