We are seeking volunteers to assist in supervising the children at our nursery. This project involves 10 mothers who give their time, one morning per week, to work in the nursery. In return, their child receives free care for the remaining 4 mornings.
The nursery sessions provide an opportunity for the mothers to learn about child development, behaviour management techniques, different kinds of play and healthy eating. We do this through a combination of role modelling appropriate behaviour and direct interaction with the mothers. It is also an opportunity for the children to benefit from direct, focussed adult attention.
The Nursery Project is not simply giving free daycare to the mothers, it allows them to be involved in the organisation and implementation of it. The Nursery relies on the participation of the mothers in order to run. Through their participation the mothers are able to improve their financial situation by having more free time available to work in a paid capacity.
SKIP has also found that group work within the community of El Porvenir has been extremely difficult because people do not trust each other and are resistant to the idea. The Nursery Project brings a group of 10 mothers together to work towards the same goal, fostering a sense of community between them.
SKIP believes that education is one of the key routes towards sustainable development. The Nursery Project educates parents in child development and helps them to understand the importance of stimulation for young children. In conjunction, the children benefit from experiencing a nurturing and educational environment.
Finally, through providing alternative daycare, we are able to alleviate the responsibility that is often placed on older children in families to care for their younger siblings.
Good Match For
People 55+ Group
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- 1 month
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