Bright Beginnings Community Nursery is a social enterprise working for the benefit of local children and their families. We have no shareholders and, as such, no one who can take any profit out of the business.
It became clear to the nursery’s directors that there is so much more that we could do to help children, their families and carers and the wider community that interacts with them. The directors decided that creating a local charity would be the best way to access funding and help meet identified needs. We don’t want our charity to be big in size, but we do want it to be big in ambition for helping local people.
We formed a charity called Abacus Childrens Community Education & Support (ACCES) Limited (Registered Charity Number 1138008).
Objectives and goals
- The charity’s objects are specifically restricted to promoting the benefit of children, their parents and carers and their wider families in the Adswood area of Stockport (and surrounding areas) by:
- The advancement of education and the promotion of good health through the provision of courses and training in subjects such as nutrition, parenting and life skills.
- The promotion of social inclusion for public benefit by preventing people from becoming socially excluded, relieving the needs of those people who are socially excluded and assisting them to integrate into society.
The Charity has achieved much over its three years existence to meet its objective of helping local families.
We have run a number of courses aimed at helping people improve their computer skills; we have funded equipment at the local community centre. We continue to help and support the Food Bank, we have a collection box just outside the office for donations.
We have also run Child Paediatric first aid courses, took the children on trips to the theatre and other places of interest. And are developing some exciting projects for the future, including one based on what local people are telling us they want to see happen.
Overall we estimate we have had 5,000 volunteer hours of input and reached over 1,000 people in the local area.