Fisherfield’s remarkable achievement was recognised recently at a special reception at Rochdale Town Hall, attended by the Mayor and Mayoress of Rochdale, Councillor Ray and Mrs Elaine Dutton. The event was organised to celebrate two awards won this year by the Rochdale branch of national charity the NSPCC, the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.
The Rochdale branch, comprising Rochdale, Heywood and Littleborough, was named both Branch of the Year for the North of England and then National Branch of the Year, after being nominated by the NSPCC’s Community Fund Raising Manager, Deborah Sefton. The branch raises approximately £35,000 for the charity every year.
Fisherfield Childcare’s contribution towards that success was acknowledged when the Mayor presented Fisherfield representative Liz Jackson with a Certificate of Merit. The NSPCC is Fisherfield Childcare’s chosen charity.
Community fund raising manager Deborah Sefton gave an example of how some of the money raised might be used: helping to fund advice and support service Childline. She said £400 would cover the cost of providing a Speak Out, Stay Safe programme for one school, while £25 enables the helpline centre in Salford to answer five telephone calls. Ms Sefton gave an indication of the degree to which the helpline serves local children. “820 calls last year came from Rochdale postcodes,” she said. “Only a small amount of callers give their postcodes, so that’s just those who did.”
Fisherfield Childcare, are very grateful for our amazing staff, the supportive parents, generous businesses and not least our great children who are always are a source of inspiration, happiness and delight.
"Staff have an excellent knowledge and understanding of the children's individual needs and provide a stimulating environment where all children are excited and motivated to learn. Observations of children are consistently used to plan for children's individual next steps in learning."
Linda Shore, Ofsted Inspector
"This provision is outstanding . All practitioners have high aspirations for children's achievement. This means the nursery is exceptional in the way it meets the needs of all children, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities, and they make very rapid progress towards the early learning goals."
Ofsted inspector Caroline Midgley
"The Staff always make my child feel happy, safe and secure. The Staff are always approachable, welcoming any queries, concerns and often encourage new ideas from parents and children. My daughter often get comments she is lovely and often models herself on the staff."
Scott, Olivia's Dad
"My son, eats food at nursery that he wouldn't / doesn't eat at home. Which is fantastic! I think the other children eating well shows him there something more to this dish than he thinks."
Laura, Austin's mum