Our responsibility to the generations of children in our care extends farther than the boundaries of our nurseries as we continuously strive to support the communities in which we serve and attempt to meet need wherever it is found.

Every year we adopt a charity for a focused fund-raising and awareness drive in addition to grant aid and voluntary support for community causes.

Charity of the Year 2023 - The Trussell Trust

Childbase Partnership is delighted to be supporting the Trussell Trust, a UK charity supporting a network of over 1,300 Food Bank centres that provide emergency food and support for people facing hardship.

Founded in 1997 by Carol and Paddy Henderson, the Trussell Trust began with projects in Bulgaria to improve the conditions for children sleeping at the Central Railway. In 2000 following an appeal from a Salisbury mother, who was sending her children to bed hungry, the first UK Trussell Trust food bank was born.

Now, over twenty years later, the Trussell Trust supports a network of food banks across the UK, with thousands of volunteers helping to provide emergency food and extra support to help tackle the root causes of poverty.

Food Insecurity Facts

The Trussell Trust reports:

  • Last year food banks had their busiest August and September on record, and right now an emergency food parcel is being given out every 13 seconds.
  • 7 million (10%) households in England and Wales experienced food insecurity in 2018
  • 4% of households in England and Wales experienced severe food insecurity in 2018.
  • 5 million (5.8%) UK households in July 2020 reported food insecurity in the previous week.

More than an emergency food service

‘Hunger in the UK isn’t about food. It’s about not having enough money for the essentials’.

The Trussell Trust food banks also provide compassionate, dignified practical support to people facing hardship so that they can tackle the issues they’re facing and won’t need to use a food bank again in the future.

Using evidence gleaned from its research and experience on the frontline of food insecurity, the Trussell Trust campaigns for change with policy makers and the general public to work towards a future without the need for food banks.

“Hunger in the UK isn’t about food – it’s about people not being able to afford the basics.

We know we can change this, if we take action together.”

Emma Revie, Chief Executive of the Trussell Trust


Cedars Day Nursery - Leighton Buzzard

We prioritise the importance of outdoor play at Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard. All children at our Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery have access to our large, natural garden area on a daily basis as we recognise the impact that being outdoors has on a child’s social, emotional and physical development. The children enjoy planting vegetables and tasting their produce, served by our dedicated Nursery Chef.

Cedars Day Nursery, Mentmore Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2PA

Tel:  01525 850200