Child Dynamix provides high quality, affordable nursery provision to the most deprived communities in Hull.
The organisation aims to create communities in which children and families can thrive. Child Dynamix also offers family support services, manages two charity shops in East Hull, and operates a toy bank.
Child Dynamix' origins lie in several regeneration projects in the Preston Road area in the early 2000s. Child Dynamix has grown beyond its original childcare service. Today it also runs youth clubs and sports activities, the Little Stars Children’s Centre, and even its own charity shops. The charity also provides tailored support for local families, including help with parenting, debt management, one to-one work in the family home, or sourcing much-needed replacement white goods and baby equipment.
SASC has helped Child Dynamix acquire a building to house a new nursery in the St Andrews ward in West Hull. The additional space will help to relieve the significant local capacity gap in places for disadvantaged two year olds. As well as expanding its nursery provision, the new premises will also offer additional space for Child Dynamix to expand its community services, which until now have been limited to the eastern part of the city. The property purchase is a key milestone towards Child Dynamix’s long term sustainability.
SASC’s loan, combined with a grant from our partners at Power to Change, will enable Child Dynamix to continue to deliver a significant positive community impact. Today the charity works with 106 disadvantaged two year olds receiving early years funding, provides opportunities for 91 community volunteers each year and has over 120 employees, 88 per cent of whom are from the local community. Child Dynamix’s long term vision is to establish a recognised brand in childcare and a scalable blueprint for further expansion across the Humber sub-region.