Joel Botham

Joel is an Assistant Minister at Stanmore Baptist Church. He's passionate about seeing children encounter God in new ways and grow in their faith. If he's not over competitively playing a game or watching an episode of Friends then he'll be in the woods walking his dog.

More than a playgroup

31 October 2017Childcare facilities are a crucial part of our society. They are places of retreat for parents, where they can seek help, guidance, or just find some time to talk to an adult. They are places where children can grow cognitively, physically, and emotionally. These are hubs; places that communities come to rely on. Since 2010, 350 Sure Start centres have closed their doors to communities due to cuts. That’s a third of the national state provision for early year’s childcare facilities gone. The…

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