Author: Eileen Sleaford

Are you the special someone we’re looking for?
We need a qualified Conductor! (*we will also accept applications from third-year students) Do you have a particular affinity with babies and young children? Then we need your brilliance, your [...]
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Exciting opportunity for a health or education professional seeking a meaningful career change.
Footprints Conductive Education Centre in Nottingham has an exciting opportunity for a health or education professional seeking a meaningful career change. Job description: Student Multi-disciplinary Conductor February 2021 For the [...]
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What did 2020 teach you?
Here at Footprints, we learned to adapt (this year’s keyword). Traditionally, Conductive Education is a hands-on, face-to-face teaching and learning method that works best in groups – who knew that [...]
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Local children’s charity thrilled with life-changing Christmas gift from Global’s Make Some Noise.
Nottingham-based charity, Footprints CEC, is the lucky recipient of a generous donation to improve online communication primarily with families affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Thanks to a Global’s Make Some [...]
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Disabled children’s charity Footprints faces funding challenges ahead
Footprints CEC Conductive Education Centre) has been a lifeline for families of disabled children across the East Midlands – and beyond – for almost 40 years. Now, it is battling [...]
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Join our #Footprintssingandsign fundraising challenge on Sunday 26 April! #twopointsixchallenge
Join our #Footprintssingandsign fundraising challenge! Part of the national 2.6 Challenge #twopointsixchallenge, we’re challenging you to film yourself either belting your heart out to a verse from the classic song [...]
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Over 40% loss of income – East Midlands children’s charity sends plea to local people…
We are grateful to Jennie Holland PR who is generously supporting our charity for a few months. See their latest press releases for Footprints: East Midlands Business Link Business Shows [...]
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MESSAGE TO FAMILIES FROM FOOTPRINTS BOARD OF TRUSTEES
We are in extraordinary times, and we know many of the families using our services will be worried about the impact on their children without access to our centre, as [...]
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Closure creates concern for isolated families and local charity’s future
Footprints Conductive Education Centre in Nottingham last week took the unprecedented and challenging decision to cancel its sessions for children and parents for [at least] four weeks with immediate effect, [...]
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Celebrating 70 years of Conductive Education at Footprints CEC
This year, local charity Footprints Conductive Education Centre in Nottingham is celebrating 70 years of Conductive Education, the specialist approach practised at the centre that can transform the lives of [...]
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Coronavirus action plan update
Yesterday, the Government’s Coronavirus action plan was launched. This document sets out what the UK as a whole has done to tackle the Coronavirus (COVID-19), and what it plans to [...]
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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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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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