Does your Nursery or Pre-School need Dora’s Help? Nickolodean’s leading pre-school channel Nick Jr has recently announced the launch of the Help Dora Help campaign. The Princes Foundation for Children and Art are supporting the Help Dora Help campaign, together they are aiming to bring exploration to life in nurseries and pre-schools across the uk.
Each nursery or pre-school will recieve a free activity pack which contains educational activity resources and also the chance to apply for a grant of up to £20,000.
The free activity pack, developed by Nick Jr. education experts, follows the Early Years Foundation Stage development goals and provides stimulating learning opportunities with the theme of Dora the Explorer’s adventures. It contains six activity session plans, a practitioner’s guide and other teaching aides to encourage pre-schoolers to use their imagination, solve problems and develop their sense of physical adventure.
The award fund allows pre-schools and nurseries to apply for a grant of up to £20,000 for educational and learning purposes. Runners up will be awarded discovery and learning equipment packages and Dora the Explorer will visit a selection of the successful nurseries. There will also be the opportunity for the nurseries to be featured on Nick Jr.
Tina McCann, MD Nickelodeon UK, said: “As a broadcaster dedicated to offering pre-school audiences the best entertaining and educational content, we’re delighted to continue our support of pre-school education in the community with Help Dora Help. The campaign mirrors the very essence of what Dora the Explorer and Nick Jr. offer children – early years development and personal discovery.”
Nurseries and pre-schools can apply for the free Help Dora Help Activity Pack and Award Fund at www.nickjr.co.uk and for further information please go to http://www.nickjr.co.uk/shows/dora/helpdorahelp/
Closing date for applications is 22nd July . Applications received on or before this date will be posted on the Nick Jr. website gallery before being reviewed in August by a judging panel, which includes a representative from The Princes Foundation for Children and the Arts, Nick Jr. presenter Helena Dowling, education and parenting expert Collete Ford and Nickelodeon management. A shortlist of five nurseries and pre-schools will be selected who will be approached to take part in filming a Help Dora Help clip to be shown on the Nick Jr. channel and website throughout October with viewers invited to vote for their favourite nursery to win the funding.