“Having both children and staff from outside the UK not only builds our capacity to do more, it also enriches the experience for all our children and young people.”
How Stramash has integrated ACE awareness to act as a ‘childhood equaliser’ to further mitigate the effects of ACE’s in our young people and their families.
Girls playing with dumper trucks or cars, getting muddy, climbing trees - Yes! Boys caring for a baby - Absolutely! Girls being super hero’s - You bet! Boys being nurses to their cuddly toys - totally great!
It is widely accepted that a challenging or unstable childhood environment with parents who are perhaps in poverty, drug or alcohol dependent or suffering with mental health conditions will have a psychological impact on a child, but a physical one? Living in a domestic abuse household would certainly affect your mind and sense of wellbeing, but could it also give you cancer?
On a day to day basis in our settings, this means utilising any and all materials that might have reached the end of their original life, and repurposing them to add value to our space, learning & development opportunities for our children.