Place Category: Communities
First Steps Bath’s mission is “To work in partnership with children, families, colleagues and the community by being a responsive, informed, reflective and innovative provider of early years’ education, childcare and integrated family services” In pursuing this mission First Steps will deliver value to:
•Children, through access to quality integrated care, play and early learning opportunities
•Families, through a range of services which are responsive to their individual needs with an emphasis on bringing services to families
•Staff, by maintaining a stimulating environment that encourages innovation and best practice and developing and implementing a coherent range of policies understood and valued by all
•Other stakeholders, through our commitment to working collaboratively with professionals from other disciplines, sharing expertise and exploiting opportunities in areas of common interest
Social Impact Declaration: Social-Impact-Declaration_First-Steps-Bath.pdf
Social Impact Statements:
Social Impact Statements
The Social Enterprise Mark criteria includes a requirement that the applicant can demonstrate that social and/or environmental objectives are being achieved.
In support of this, new applicants and renewing Mark holders must submit Social Impact Statements that summarise their headline activities and achievements, helping show how they are striving to make a difference and stand up to scrutiny of purpose as a social enterprise.
1) Preparing young children to start school
First Steps makes a difference by being an inclusive, responsive and high quality provider of Early Years education and family support, working in an integrated way to ensure very young children have the best start in their lives and are ready to start school.
2) Empowering families
First Steps makes a difference to Families, by building community capacity and offering a a range of services which are responsive to their individual needs with an emphasis on empowerment.
3) Making a difference for staff
First Steps makes a difference to its staff team, 57% of whom live in the communities in which they work. We do this by developing a community of learning and maintaining a stimulating environment that encourages innovation and best practice.