Saturday, 11 June 2011

Get your little ones exploring - just like Dora!

What could your nursery do with a grant of up to £20,000?

Nick Jr. the number one commercial channel for pre-schoolers has teamed up with the Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts to bring a fantastic opportunity for nurseries and pre-schools.

From now until 22nd July, UK nurseries and pre-school establishments can apply for a resources pack full of fun and educational activities designed to get children exploring.  The 'Help Dora Help' campaign follows the Early Years Foundation Stage development goals and provides stimulating learning opportunities with the theme of Dora the Explorer’s adventures. It contains six activity session plans, a practitioner’s guide and other teaching aides to encourage pre-schoolers to use their imagination, solve problems and develop their sense of physical adventure.

In addition, every qualifying setting can apply for a grant of up to £20,000 for educational and learning purposes. Runners up will be awarded discovery and learning equipment packages and Dora the Explorer will visit a selection of the successful nurseries.

Applications submitted before the closing date of 22 July will be posted on the Nick Jr. website gallery before being reviewed in August by a judging panel. A shortlist of five nurseries and pre-schools will be selected who will be approached to take part in filming a Help Dora Help clip to be shown on the Nick Jr. channel and website throughout October with viewers invited to vote for their favourite nursery to win the funding.

Nurseries and pre-schools are invited to apply via the Help Dora Help website, so why not tell your pre-school all about it!

This is a sponsored post.

1 comment:

  1. What a great opportunity! I'm going to speak to my son's pre-school about this, thanks for letting us know. x A