News for Tiny Teddies Creche – Ashbourne

The Tiny Teddies Community Creche was set up by local parents who understood the desperate need for the provision of a creche at the leisure centre in Ashbourne. It opened in April nearly three years ago, as a charity, and has been a lifeline to so many parents. That first group of children is now at school, and it’s time to look for some new parents who would like to be involved in running the creche behind the scenes. Being a trustee means that you work together to help keep the creche going. Meetings are four times a year, and you’ll gain experience of managing staff, statistics, running promotions and publicity and all sorts of skills useful in any business or charitable work. If you’d like to become a trustee for a year, please get in touch by email

The process of finding a private company to run the Leisure Centres ends in March. Derbyshire Dales District Council’s report is due in May and new management is expected to take-over after that. The creche has been guaranteed at least a year when it can run without change.

The charity is also looking to appoint a creche worker who can provide cover. If you know someone kind, with experience of working with children, please ask them to email without delay.