Hi All, EVRA would like to explain about the Parent, Baby and Toddler Group at Timber Lodge. The group is run by @Lisa and @Trifictrudi The Children's Centres you attend are owned by a Local Authority and the staff are paid by that Local Authority. East Village Parent, Baby and Toddler Group is not owned by a LA and EVRA is responsible for the group. EVRA is a non profit organisation and has no money. Lisa and Trudi volunteer their time to run this group.
Get Living London and the Community Engagement Team recognised there was a need for a playgroup in East Village and approached Lisa and Trudi about this. Get Living London have paid for the room at Timber Lodge for the first 6 months to start us off. We are not charging anyone that comes but asking for donations, anything you feel you would like to give. This will help support the sustainability of the playgroup by using the donations towards future room hire and buying materials for different activities. EVRA has put in for funding to buy new toys but we will need to wait to see if we have been successful.