Whoopsadaisy’s story began when Nina Holland was inspired to set up a charity in Brighton to provide Conductive Education for local children having seen the dramatic difference it made to her son Christopher’s quality of life. The initial funds Nina raised enabled Whoopsdaisy to establish our first Parent and Child Group for just two children in 2008. Since then Whoopsadaisy’s services have steadily grown. We now provide vital learning and support for around 50 local children and their families.
We know how crucial it is for these children to continue to make progress when they start mainstream school, so we also offer a Saturday School and Holiday Clubs for 5-12 year olds, which enables their parents to take a break.
We are proud to have helped so many local children and their families. As a small local charity we need your help to continue our work.
“My Son Christopher was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy when he was 18 months. In some ways I felt relieved by the diagnosis, as I felt something was wrong and now I could do something to help him. I read some books on Cerebal Palsy and that’s how I found out about Conductive Education and how the child can really benefit at a very young age. I decided to take Christopher to the Peto Institute in Hungary.
After just two weeks working everyday with Christopher, I noticed a dramatic improvement. I went back again for two months, but found it very difficult being away from home. So over the next few years I had conductors (teachers of Conductive Education) working with Christopher in the holidays.
But this was very expensive, and a lot of families were unable to afford it.
I set up Whoopsadaisy to help other children and their families, as I feel Conductive Education has enabled Christopher to lead a more independent life.
The service that they provide continue to help many children reach their maximum independence and confidence.”