Funded early education for two-year-olds

Your child could be eligible for 15 hours a week of funded childcare How does it work? If you have a child aged two-years-old and you meet the eligibility criteria (opposite) you are entitled to a maximum of 15 hours per week of funded early education, for 38 weeks per year. This will start from…

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Funded early education & childcare for all 3 & 4-year-olds

Your child is eligible for funding for at least 15 hours, or up to 30 hours a week, for 38 weeks a year.  How does it work? All children aged three and four-years-old are entitled to at least 15 hours of early education and childcare a week, for 38 weeks a year. For parents working…

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Whitley CDA’s Community Book Shelf grows with the help of the Co-Op

What started as a small endeavour has just grown and grown and now with the support of Michael Kinghorn (Co-op Member Pioneer) we have many more books to share with the community. We have always provided a small shelf of books for people to help themselves. During the pandemic we had many kind people drop…

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Whitley CDA has been selected to take part in the Co-op Local Community Fund and you can help us raise funds for our work

Whitley CDA are now one of three causes in our community which Co-op Members can select to support between now and 23 October 2021. At a time when funds for community groups and charitable organisations are becoming more difficult to access, we’re incredibly grateful for this opportunity to make a real difference in Whitley. We will…

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Whitley CDA supports Marcus Rashford’s drive to end child poverty.

Whitley CDA is disappointed that the Government chose not to extend free school meal vouchers for this half term. We work on the front line and have very close ties with our local community and we can see how hard people have been affected by the pandemic and know how welcome the measure would have…

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Whitley Growallot at Meavy Gardens – Allotment growing

Do you fancy get your fingers green? Whitley Growallot will be adding Tutor lead sessions on Tuesdays & Wednesdays in addition to their normal Sunday sessions. This will be an exciting way to become familiar with all things allotment and growing. The Tuesday sessions will be adult only and will run from 8/9/20 to 24/11/20The…

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Our Surplus Food project deliveries in numbers

As we’ve come to the end of our food parcel deliveries – we’ve been reflecting on the past 4 months of WCDA. Since 17th of March 2020, we’ve committed fully to delivering food parcels to Whitley residents most in need. Whitley CDA staff and volunteers have been working tirelessly 5 days a week making up…

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