Bristol Association for Neighbourhood Daycare

Bristol Association for Neighbourhood Daycare (BAND) helps to support and develop over 205 childcare and youth groups across the Bristol area, including out-of-school clubs, holiday playschemes, adventure playgrounds, city farms, disability support agencies, early years groups, nurseries, pre-schools, schools and youth clubs.

Earlier this year, SMV awarded a grant of £1,500 to provide five sensory truck visits to childcare groups, reaching a total of 115 children, 25% of whom are disabled. The trucks provide a fun, calming and interactive sensory space that children of all abilities can enjoy alongside each other. The specially trained truck inclusion play-workers help children to explore and enjoy the interactive activities onboard, which include a light cylinder and ball pit.