Author: Eileen Sleaford

Being Matthew’s Mum and The Long Summer Holiday
If like me, you’re on your own for the duration with children who want to be entertained but have different needs it’s hard work! It’s lovely to spend time with [...]
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Planning application …
The Nottingham Post today reported details of Footprints Conductive Education Centre submitting a planning application to Gedling Borough Council regarding changes to a property in Elm Avenue, Carlton: https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/nottingham-news/specialist-school-disabled-children-proposed-3174660 While [...]
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Congratulating our new Conductor Assistants – the first in Nottingham!
Two years ago Footprints Trustees committed to addressing the shortfall of qualified Conductive Education staff available and made the decision to train Conductor Assistants (CAs) to work in our Centre. [...]
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Local Charity Footprints’ Partnership With Law Firm Raises More Than £20k
A unique local charity that provides life changing support to children with disabilities and their families has received a funding boost from the city’s largest law firm. Footprints Conductive Education [...]
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Being Matthew’s school mum
Sending your child to school for the first time is a BIG day. There are tears and it’s emotional, even though you’re a little bit relieved they will be kept [...]
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We’re ready for the Footprints Superheroes Charity Ball!
                We’re excited!  There are just three sleeps until our super-stylish, super-fun Superheroes Ball on Saturday at Colwick Hall. Our volunteers (and Andrea) [...]
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Outstanding Response from 32 Local Schools And Nurseries For Footprints Charity
When Lucie Gregory, one of our parents, invited local nurseries, schools, and child-minders to participate in a top-secret ‘colouring-in’ exercise with the children, we did not expect such a phenomenal [...]
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Being Matthew’s mum at an exhibition
I went to the Naidex exhibition at Birmingham NEC this week, and I thought I’d review it so that you can decide if it’s useful to go to the next [...]
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FOOTPRINTS CEC WANTS YOUR VOTE TO WIN UP TO £50,000 OF NATIONAL LOTTERY FUNDING
Footprints Conductive Education Centre, a local Nottingham charity, is calling for your vote to secure up to £50,000 of National Lottery funding as part of this year’s People’s Projects. Footprints [...]
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Being Matthew’s mum of two
When Matthew was a few weeks old (and before we knew anything was wrong) I found I was struggling. It was hard coping with a newborn and a toddler all [...]
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Being Matthew’s (trying not to compare) Mum
A Blog by Matthew’s Mum … New babies, and being on maternity leave, can be a hard and lonely place for a new mum (well, it was for me). I [...]
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Manager of Nottingham’s only Conductive Education Centre going back to school to participate in UK’s…
Nathalie Bailey-Fitter, manager of Nottingham-based charity Footprints CEC, is set to become one of the first people to complete the UK’s first Multidisciplinary Conductor course at the National Institute for [...]
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Being Matthew’s [worrying] mum
There are so many things to worry about when you have a child with additional needs; so many things to get anxious about, stress about, feel sad about … it [...]
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Being Matthew’s Mum [on holiday]
Being Matthew’s mum [on holiday] We’ve just booked a week’s holiday in Cromer for our summer holidays! It’s a lovely place, and we’re lucky to be going on holiday as [...]
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Being Matthew’s [aching] mum…
By Lucie Gregory, Matthew’s mum … Someone once said, “The days are long when you have children, but the years are fast”. I never really thought much about it, but [...]
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Being Matthew’s (tired) mum …
Hope everyone had a lovely time over the festive period and you aren’t too tired – I know I am!! When Matthew started school I thought I would be less [...]
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Charity Ball for Nottingham’s only Conductive Education Centre leaves its ‘Footprint’ by raising over £14,000
The 23rd November marked the second Little Footprints Ball – an event organised to raise vital funds to support Nottingham’s only Conductive Education Centre, Footprints CEC. Attendees enjoyed the glamorous [...]
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Local charity Footprints CEC confirms GB Paralympian Richard Whitehead MBE as its newest patron
Sneinton-based charity Footprints CEC, the city’s only Conductive Education Centre, is delighted to announce world record holder and paralympian, Richard Whitehead MBE, as its newest patron. The charity provides Conductive [...]
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Team effort for Nottingham’s only Conductive Education Centre at Robin Hood Half Marathon
Robin Hood Half Marathon Sunday 30 September 2018 #TeamFootprintsFundraisers are ready to run more than 13 miles for Footprints Conductive Education Centre in Nottingham on Sunday.         [...]
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Footprints appoints local residential developer Nic Jepson as new Chair of Trustees
Nottingham-based charity Footprints CEC, the city’s only Conductive Education Centre, has appointed reputable local residential developer Nic Jepson as its new Chair of Trustees. Nic takes over the role from [...]
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“Our son’s brain condition doesn’t give us any idea of what the future holds but we’ll have to see how he progresses. Even though it’s often upsetting and exhausting, he’s one amazing happy little three-year-old boy whose smile is contagious, and he’s worth it. He’ll be the best he can be as long as there are charities like FootprintsCEC looking after us.”

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