Working With Building Heroes To Help Them Take Their First Steps Into The Construction Industry

Working With Building Heroes To Help Them Take Their First Steps Into The Construction Industry

23rd January 2017 Military Veterans Building Mud Kitchens At First Steps Nurseries

We are thrilled to announce that one of the latest projects the Building Heroes team at our Brinsbury College campus are working on are two bespoke mud kitchens for our First Steps nurseries in Chichester and Brinsbury, near Pulborough.

Building Heroes, an armed forces charity based in West Sussex, joined forces with Chichester College last year to provide a foundation property maintenance course at the college’s Brinsbury Campus near Pulborough. With 120,000 unemployed veterans currently in the UK and a huge skills shortage in the construction industry, this intensive five week residential course provides military veterans with a range of skills to enable them to pursue a new career in the construction industry.

Sue Carpenter, Senior Childcare Manager at First Steps, is thrilled the project is underway: “After submitting our dream designs, the first stage in this exciting project for First Steps was for Mike Sheldrick, the construction team leader at Brinsbury, to visit the nursery for a briefing and to measure up. Our children were able to get involved immediately acting as key height measures when deciding on the correct level for the mud kitchen sinks!  We can’t wait to see the completed mud kitchens and serve our very first mud pies to the fantastic team behind this project.  On behalf of everyone at our Brinsbury and Chichester nurseries, I would like to thank Mike and his team.”

The Building Heroes are currently building the basic framework for the kitchens – one for the First Steps nursery at Brinsbury and one for the nursery on the Chichester College campus.  The final stage will be for the kitchens to be fitted in place; this is anticipated to be in early February and will, no doubt, be received with great excitement from our children who are all looking forward to some serious messy play!

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For further information and images:

Lucy Oldham, First Steps Nurseries, Tel:     07971 436329

Email: lucy.oldham@chichester.ac.uk

 www.firststepschildcare.co.uk

www.buildingheroes.org.uk