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JOB VACANCIES – EARLY YEARS

Senior Practitioner & Early Years Workers (part-time posts)

An exciting new partnership between Faringdon Town Council, The Place and Spurgeons children’s charity is about to get off the ground in Faringdon and we’re looking for a team to lead our work with parents/carers and their young children and babies.

It’s a fantastic opportunity to be involved at the start of developing and running weekly sessions for parents with their under 5s , including new parents with babies and a monthly group for dads and their babies and pre-schoolers. Your enthusiasm for promoting the well-being of local families will be key, as well as early years’ experience and the ability to work with parents, other local organisations, professionals and volunteers.

Senior Practitioner between 15 – 18 hrs/pw  Early Years Workers 8 – 18 hrs/pw, fixed term contract until end of 2020. Closing date for applications Wednesday 21st February 2018.  Interview dates Friday 2nd March 2018 and Wednesday 14th March 2018. 

To find out more, go to www.spurgeons.org/jobs

 

Senior Practitioner, Early Years Workers P/T

Take the lead on a new initiative between Faringdon Town Council, The Place and
Spurgeons children’s charity to support parents/carers and their young children in Faringdon.

 

Early years’ experience and the ability to work with parents, other local organisations, professionals and volunteers is essential; as is your enthusiasm
for promoting the well-being of local families.

To find out more, go to www.spurgeons.org/jobs

Proposed Cycle Safety Park at Folly Park by Farcycles

 

Please help us by completing this short survey to share your views, which should take less than one minute to complete:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/78XCXZ3 

 Faringdon Cycle Safety Park

This project will create a safe cycling area for child and improvers, on unused land in the Folly Sports Park:

  • mini-village with small road network with junctions, roundabout and fun landscaping
  • safe storage area for bikes and equipment

It will link into the existing 1km folly Park Perimeter path for cycling improvers and those who need to build confidence and coordination.

This will help provide activities for children and young people

We also plan to set up a Cycling for Disabled group.

Click on this link for illustration:  Cycling for Freezing Gait in Parkinson’s Disease

Beneficiaries

This project has the potential of helping hundreds of children. All the local schools we are interested and children and adults learning to cycle and gain confidence to enjoy exercise and become roadworthy cyclists.

The benefits of learning to cycle are lifelong (cf ‘it’s like riding a bike’).  Disabled groups will benefit from the proposed Cycling for Disabled sessions. These will initially be offered to people with Parkinson’s Disease, but could be expanded to other groups included partially sighted and mild dementia.

All members of the community will benefit indirectly from this funding if more people cycle and there is less traffic on the already crowded roads.

The health benefit of exercise for individuals is indisputable.  Cycling will help open up the local countryside to children and adults, able and disabled

The whole community will be healthier and safer if there is less traffic and the population, young and old, is more physically active

‘Our proposal incorporates key training points and mirrors some of the Faringdon  Road Layout’.

Community Awards 2018 – Nominations Close 9th February

There’s still time to nominate in the Faringdow Town Council Community Awards 2018.

January Market Success

We are delighted to report that the January Saturday market was a huge success. Despite the miserable weather a lovely time was had by all. Tracey Collen and her team raised £56 for Prospect House by running the coffee shop. The  next Saturday market is on February 17th and will also take place in the corn exchange to avoid the cold.

Hope to see you there