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Jan

Innovative Nursery Project, Ready Generations, Obtains Charitable Status

Ready generations logoCongratulations to Ready Generations! The innovative new Liverpool-based project, headed by national early years expert Sue Egersdorff, has been granted charitable status. Ready Generations plans to establish a series of child care facilities, in care homes housing older people. The intention is to provide meaningful activities that involve and benefit both young children and older adults.

Bringing the youngest and oldest generations in society together is an inspired idea, backed by years of work and research carried out by Sue and her team. Young children are constantly developing their cognitive capacities, while older people benefit from engaging in meaningful activity that helps them to retain their cognitive abilities.

The first Ready Generations nursery will open in Belong Care Village Chester later this year and will be managed by Liz Ludden, owner of the award winning Dukes and Duchesses Nursery School, based on Duke Street in Liverpool.

Sue said of the project, “Years of work and research in early years led me to think much more about the magic that happens when older and younger generations interact. In fact, all generations benefit when they come together in meaningful ways. Social isolation is a huge and growing problem amongst two main groups – older adults and young families. Belong Care Villages house older people in a community setting, with shops, cafes, and other communal spaces, so they are the perfect places to bring everyone together.

“I’m new to the charity world so obtaining charitable status was a daunting prospect but, with the help of LCVS, we got there! We’re now looking forward to launching our Chester nursery in September and hoping to make Merseyside our second location shortly after.”

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