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Help obtain a property for Bounce & Balance - a new soft play that caters to everyone!

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Dear Brighton & Hove City Council

Please support a local Mother's soft play venture 'Bounce & Balance' by helping her to source a 7-10,000 square foot property in Hove, or the surrounding area.

The problem

We, the community are:

  • in need of a large soft play centre local to Hove
  • tired of being forced to travel to centres outside of Hove that tend to serve unhealthy junk food and aren't properly managed
  • concerned with having limited places to take our children to when it's raining or during the colder seasons  

 What's The Solution?

  • Bounce & Balance: A soft play centre in Hove that takes the needs of the whole family into consideration
  • Bounce & Balance is founded on 6 principles:

The 6 Principles

1. Community First

Wherever possible we will buy from small businesses within the community

✓ Our cafe will serve healthy, delicious food supplied by local caterers 

✓ Our 'Community Drop Shop' will consist of donated toys and clothes 

✓ Our gift shop will sell handmade products sourced from local traders

2. Inclusivity and Accessibility

Everyone will be welcome at Bounce & Balance and we will ensure that the design of the building is accessible for all.

✓ A sensory room that all children can benefit from but especially those with special needs and for those with developmental delay

✓ Large accessible toilets

✓ Separate, remote baby changing stations around the building for convenience

 3. Safety and Trust

We'll only hire experienced staff who love working with children. They will all be CRB Checked and will be fully trained and up-to-date on safety standards and guidelines. 

✓ Staff who are regularly tested on safety, emergency procedures and are fully qualified in first aid

✓ Well maintained equipment which is routinely inspected and cleaned regularly

✓ All 'Zones' to be fully staffed at all times. I.e, ensuring that older children do not enter the younger children play areas

4. Development and Play

We'll not only offer amazing play experiences, but educational games and activities, for those interested.

✓ Play that is fun, educational and designed to encourage creative thinking and cognitive development

✓ Imaginative play areas and real-life play scenarios

✓ Modern, bright colourful slides and equipment. Trampolines, climbing walls (for even the youngest of children), colouring-in wall murals, a music room and so much more!

5. Wellbeing for All

We feel strongly that the centre should cater to adults as well as children and have carried out lots of research in this regard.

✓ The design at every step takes the whole family's wellbeing into consideration

✓ A 'Zen Zone' for those children (and adults) who could do with a more relaxing experience, consisting of a room with calming equipment. Beneficial for everyone, but especially for new parents and a safe, therapeutic space for children who have not had the best start in life.

✓ Activities will be designed to take the children's physical well-being (Bounce) as well as emotional well-being (Balance) into consideration

✓ Comfortable seating for adults 

✓ Nutritious, delicious, filling and healthy food for adults and children, supplied to us by local caterers

✓ Coffee and Tea supplied to us by independent and local companies e.g Small Batch

✓ Loyalty Cards

✓ Concessions for childminders, nannies, charities and schools as well as discounts for parents of twins and multiples

✓ Discounts during the summer holidays

✓ Breastfeeding zone

✓ Workshops, talks, birthday parties, yoga for children and much more

6. User-Led Experiences

In our opinion, all businesses should be user-centred as a happy customer base = a successful business and this will be no different.

✓ Parents and children feedback regularly on what they want to see (activities, etc). We'll fully listen to the things our customers love and those that they feel we need to improve upon.

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Thanks so much for your support!

Leah 

 



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