Helping children with disabilities and their families since 1981
Footprints Conductive Education Centre is a small, local charity based in Sneinton, Nottingham. Our charity registration number is 1093006.
Please, take a look at our timeline to find out how it all began here in Nottingham and read about a few of our many achievements over the last 40 years:
Our team is gradually expanding. We recently recruited Emma-Jane Graham, our new [part-time] Manager (job share) to support Nathalie’s [part-time] Manager role, and Andrea Kelly joined us as our Community Fundraiser. Kirsten Bairstow-Robb, our Conductor, is now qualified to train Assistant Conductors, and Joanne Garwood is our first full-time trainee, working while training (the course is available to external trainees).
Alison Brooks took over as Interim Chair of Trustees following Tony Bates resignation, and following a search, we are delighted that Nic Jepson has agreed to be our new Chair, effective from July 18. Our ambassadors have expanded to include: Len Simmonds, Jackie Clark, Kryshia Ford-Wilson, Caroline Samworth, Lisa Fox, Dave Taylor, Ben Hicklin, and Sally Radford. Most of our family groups are at capacity, and we’re thrilled that BBC Children in Need has awarded us another three-year grant!
2018 – 2021 – a few rollercoaster years! COVID -19 meant that we had to close our service to face-to-face sessions and find alternative ways to support our children and families. After a steep learning curve, we manage by using Zoom, and parents tell us how grateful they are that we are one of the few services to keep going. A year of no fundraising events is proving daunting, and we are worried for the future. However, we are delighted to have new trustees – Becki Brooksbank, Richard Andrews, Rob Evans and David Allum.
By June 2021, we are ready to fully reopen as Covid has not affected the number of children who need support. Emma-Jane Graham is on maternity leave, and Andrea Kelly is covering her management role.