Zest run a dedicated Early Years Volunteer Support service set up to deliver group support activities to families and children aged 0-5 years. Volunteers support and run activities for children and families in children’s centres and in the community, whilst also supporting and encouraging families to engage in positive activities and developing positive, professional relationships.
All volunteers will be provided with training and full support from our Early Years Project Officer, Lynn Wragg.
We offer a range of free and low cost after school and holiday activities for 0-5 year olds and parents and 5-13 year olds. These run from the main Zest Centre, our Zest for Sport building and in local parks.
No need to book – just come along and join in the fun. We run a variety of activities so there will be something for everyone.
In addition our pool offers fun sessions and swimming lessons.
‘My children have socialised, become active and learned new things. They have met children from other schools and cultures and developed friendships’
An important aspect of our work is to work with local partners to engage, work with and support local families to help improve parent/ child relationships, increase understanding of and confidence in addressing children’s behavioural issues and to increase knowledge about potential risks to young people, for example, gang exploitation.
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact one of our team and we will do our best to provide you with information.
We are also working with local schools to help support local families to address and improve educational attainment.