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Mobile Creche Offers Young Parents a Helping Hand

Catalyst has teamed up with the Westway Development Trust to establish a mobile crèche to make it easier for local people with young children to access training, job opportunities and participate in community events.

The crèche offers affordable, flexible and high quality childcare in a variety of settings across the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.

Situated in the heart of North Kensington, the crèche aims to:

  • Support local people with young children to access training and become actively involved in their local community; enabling them to reach their own personal development and career goals.
  • Provide an employment pathway into the childcare sector for local people who are looking to join the industry.
  • Provide an innovative childcare solution for businesses and community groups; enabling them to deliver promotional events and training to a broader and more inclusive audience.

The story so far…

Since its launch in May 2014, the crèche has successfully achieved the following:

9 jobs
one crèche manager and 8 crèche workers have been recruited

5 volunteers
have gained childcare experience through structured work placements and continue to support the crèche

123 local people
have used the crèche, enabling them to participate in training

1479 hours
of accredited and personal development training completed by local people

360 hours
of childcare provided in local settings across the borough

Think the crèche could help you or your organisation?

If you’re interested in learning more about the crèche, or finding out about current employment and volunteering opportunities, please contact the community crèche manager, Nicola Tedore at or call 020 8962 5720.