Going The Extra Mile (GEM)
GEM goes online in response to the coronavirus pandemic
PATA is a partner on the GEM Project. The aim of the project is to help people get back into education, training or work. During the current situation, where meetings are not possible, GEM has gone on-line!
PATA is pleased to be able to contribute to this initiative with a weekly Stay & Play every Monday morning via Zoom.If you would like to spend some time with your child, singing, dancing and telling stories in the company of an experienced Early Years Teacher, click on 'register' on the timetable.
To view the timetable, get more information and to join a session for the week commencing 6th of July please click here. You can also click the timetable below.
You would be most welcome to attend any of the other activities on the timetable as GEM is making this available to everyone. For more information about GEM go to: www.glosgem.org.
About the GEM Project
GOING THE EXTRA MILE – helping you to work out what happens next now that the little ones you’ve been caring for are at nursery or starting primary school.
PATA is a partner of the Gloucestershire GEM (Going the Extra Mile) Project and as part of the project recruited a Navigator Developer, Mary Jennings. Her role is to help project participants move closer towards education, training, volunteering or work, including self-employment.
Mary understands that everyone is unique, with different needs and requirements, impacting on their steps into, or return to, the world of employment, education or training. This is especially true for people with childcare responsibilities or people who have had time away from work to care for children. Mary will provide dedicated and personalised help, guidance and support for every person through their own tailored action plan completely led by their needs.
Anyone joining the project will have access to a wide range of options, from confidence building and advice with job searching, to opportunities in gaining qualifications, accessing training and work experience.
You may be thinking about what happens next if you’ve been looking after children who have started nursery, or are close to starting primary school. To arrange an informal chat, please email Mary on firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on 07731 823347. Mary is available Monday – Thursday. For more information on the GEM Project go to http://www.glosgem.org
The project is run by Mary Jennings and supported by the office staff team.