The crèche and gym at the Bath College City Centre Campus has re-opend, offering parents affordable childcare and the chance to develop their fitness.
For this academic year, both facilities have been moved to a new ground-floor room in the main building which has been freshly decorated. Parents can drop off their children at the crèche and visit the college gym, which includes running machines, rowing machines and cross trainers.
The project, set up in November last year, is run by sports staff and childcare students, providing them with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience.
Members of the sports team, who will be supervising the gym, will be on hand to carry out gym inductions and offer training advice.
Level 1 childcare students are also planning an exciting range of activities at the crèche, including arts and crafts, messy play, sensory exploration and story time. They will develop their skills under supervision from tutors.
Childcare lecturer, Abigail Holt, explained, “The crèche and gym project has allowed us to work with parents to provide excellent childcare within the local community. It has given our students the opportunity to build on their confidence and develop skills related to sports coaching and the early years sector.
“So far, the project has been a rich learning experience for all the students involved and we’re looking forward to seeing it develop further.”