Here are some of the projects that Daycare Trust has worked on in the past.
London childcare network
The aims of the network were that:
Childcare information for third sector organisations April 2009- March 2011
To support parent advisers to meet parents' information needs around paying for childcare, Daycare Trust was funded by the Department for Education to deliver free training sessions to voluntary and community sector organisations and to develop resources for advisers. We also developed two resources to help advisers to work out the specific help parents may be entitled to and detailed information about the different forms of financial help and how to claim it.
Free training in Sheffield December 2008 - April 2009
Between December 2008 and April 2009, Daycare Trust, supported by Awards for All, offered two free childcare training sessions to advisers and three free parent outreach sessions in conjunction with the Refugee Council Gateway project in Sheffield. The aim of the course was to give an outline of various childcare issues to refugee parents and advisers who had little or no previous knowledge of the subject area. Topics covered in the training included childcare options, local authority childcare duties and help with childcare costs, including, free early years education sessions and help for parents who were working or studying.
childwise, moneywise April 2008 - March 2009
childwise, moneywise aimed to improve access to information about childcare and the finanicial help available for the costs of it for parents who do not speak English as a first language. The audio resources that was produced as part of the project were made available in nine languages: Arabic, Bengali, Cantonese, Gujarati, Polish, Punjabi, Urdu, Somali and English. Daycare Trust Information Services also introduced a telephone interpretation service for parents and delivered free training to parent advisers in Manchester and London who work with families who do not speak English as a first language.
Everyone Counts January 2004 - June 2005
The Everyone Counts project, funded by BBC Children in Need looked at the childcare needs of disabled children, children with special educational needs and their families. It aimed to highlight the main barriers encountered when it comes to childcare. Many thanks to all the families and professionals who gave time to help us in this project!
The Childcare Challenge - reaching all children and families September 2002 - August 2004
Building on Daycare Trust’s previous research and development work on childcare and child poverty, the Childcare Challenge aim was to highlight gaps in disadvantaged areas and pockets of deprivation. This 2 year project was generously supported by the Community Fund.
NHS Childcare Strategy April 2001 - May 2006
Daycare Trust worked with the NHS to develop childcare to help recruit and retain health service staff.
The new name for Daycare Trust and the Family and Parenting Institute.
Report reveals childcare is the luxury that families have to afford as figures show that nursery, childminder and after-school club costs are all rising at more than double the rate of inflation.
The two charities merged on 1 January 2013 and the new charity will be launched in April 2013.
A review of Daycare Trust's achievements in 2012