Supporters and collaborators
WE WORK WITH PARTNERS ON ALL OF OUR PROJECTS AND WE’RE REALLY APPRECIATIVE OF THEIR HELP AND SUPPORT.
We formally incorporated as a CIO and registered as a charity in April 2015. Our drop in parent – toddler sessions have started to run in Finsbury Park. We regularly source bikes for families and have a “bike library” where you can become a member, make a donation and borrow a bike for as long as you need to help get you cycling regularly.
On the Pembury Estate we worked in partnership with Hackney Playbus, delivering our parent toddler cycling sessions alongside their excellent outreach work. At Woodberry Down we helped Berkeley Homes design an innovative bike audit scheme for local residents and our qualified mechanics have helped you adults learn about bicycle maintenance at Work Skills Learning.
Manor House Development Trust kindly allow us to be based at the Redmond Community Centre on Wednesday afternoons were we run drop in bike maintenance sessions and parent toddler cycling sessions.
We participated in the Hidden River Festival 2015 and worked with the local police who donated 16 bikes for us to add to our bike library.
We had 27 volunteers who helped us with a whole range of activities from running our sessions, helping out at events and repairing bikes.
- Photography & Video Editing of our sessions
- Research & Administration into bikes and accessories to purchase
- Food preparation for our parent toddler cycling sessions
In Autumn 2013 we received support from London Cycling Campaign to formally start to share expert knowledge around cycle maintenance and cycle training in the wider community. Wheely Tots responds to community need by providing the right cycling related services in the right way.
In summer 2013 we have set up a cargo bike hire project supported by Well London and Manor House PACT . Manor House Development Trust kindly agreed to host the project and have really acted as a catalyst to help bring our ideas to life and provided administrative support. Transition Finsbury Park helped foster our ideas develop our thinking. Our grant application was again structured by Green & Castle as part of their corporate social responsibility.
In late 2012 we explored how parents could do do a “nursery run” i.e. collect and take children to/from nursery in specially adapted cargo bikes. This allowed us to test out ideas, debunk myths and build up some really useful practical experience. London Cycling Campaign kindly supported this project and Green & Castle helped structure our funding application.
We’re always raising funds for additional bikes and other supporting equipment, training and looking for help to continue to develop our website to communicate what we do. Enquiries about volunteering and donations are always welcome!
Cycling Session leader
Session Leader Role Description
We are looking for a Session Leader to run parent-toddler balance bike sessions in and around N4. Full training will be provided and the role will initially be part time with a view to increasing numbers of sessions. It will involve;
- Running toddler balance bike sessions in accordance with Wheely Tots values and ethos.
2. Dealing with specific enquiries around cycling, health & wellbeing
3. Basic administration ie keeping registers, session records and email correspondence
Wheely Tots actively responds to need from the local community to think about cycling and promote healthier lifestyles. We can provide the necessary training to support you in the role.
Wheely Tots is a unique charitable start up which has “community building” and “community health” at its heart
Wheely Tots is focused on delivering parent-toddler cycling sessions but through this people have told us that Wheely Tots is really about:
- Community development (our oversubscribed pilot scheme brought together a diverse range of families from varied socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds from private and social housing);
- Confidence building
- Improving and facilitating positive parent-child interaction
- Improving mental and physical health
- Promoting the use of urban outdoor space
- Providing core skills e.g. agility, balance, coordination, emotional intelligence and confidence
- Learning by doing and helping people to help themselves
- Referring people to other local services and activities
from £12 per hour (dependent on experience and number of sessions)
Areas of Interest
Children, Education and Literacy, Environment, Families, Sport and Outdoor Activities
Types of activity
Working outdoors in all weathers with toddlers and parents, Administration, Advice Provision, Information and Support, Computers & Technology
Desirable Skills and Qualifications
We are looking for someone who is;
” Determined, reliable and self motivated with experience of working in a start up environment
” Confident at speaking with new people and an excellent communicator
” Relevant experience or educated to degree level
” Experience of working with children and parents
You will be suitable for this role if you have experience of working with toddlers and parents and are looking to apply this in a new way in a new environment. Equally you may have cycling industry experience and looking for a fresh challenge and are receptive to new ideas . Your enthusiasm will be motivational to toddlers and their parents and your strong written and verbal communications will complement your excellent organisational skills.
CV with references and covering letter. Two stage interview process involving telephone and face to face meetings.
Please send your CV and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org