Uplift (Devon) CIC was set up as a community Hub open to families with young children so that they can meet, read and play in a friendly, fun space. We welcome all families and can provide free books, toys and materials for play.
The Sutton Trust reports that more than half of the gaps in achievement of children at age 11 are due to inequality that was already present at the age five and these gaps are never made up. In other words, the lifetime chances of children are largely established before the age 5. To tackle inequality, education of the young is profoundly important to level up the playing field. In recent years Sure-Start Centres, which were created to help address this problem, have been closing around the country. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected early years learning, especially in the least advantaged communities.
- To improve the lives and life chances of children under the age of five within their families
- To develop support structures and develop high-quality, evidence-based early childhood services for families, their children and communities.