• that we need to consider how we fit into the system and how we can use our resources and assets to change the system by remembering that we are one small part of this
  • that if we are going to to design childcare into what we offer our communities (of geography and of practice) it needs to be relational rather than transactional
  • that the childcare system is pretty broken, unequal and unfair (actually I already knew this)
  • that the way Amy and Immy and the team at Impact Hub have developed has resulted in them working with a group of families and artists (working as creative play workers) that are completely bought into the movement — because it works for them
  • prototype prototype prototype! Immy and Amy described #radicalchildcare as an R&D project. But it seems to me that the reason this has worked is because they have used genuine co-production methods, bringing a diverse group of people along with them
  • that the Wizards programme (a work / trade programme) at Impact Hub is a smart way of bringing volunteers into the core operations of the organisation. And a brilliant opportunity for artists to add to their skill-set. A total win-win.
  • that there are MANY fantastic movements across the world looking at how to integrate families into community and cultural venues — I particularly loved the 880 Cities Project which encourages us to design our cities and communities for 8 year olds and 80 year olds and the 95cm Project which encourages us to look at the world from the height of an average 3 year old (hence 95cm)
  • we need to ask why and then ask why again, and keep asking why…
some of the Scottish #radicalchildcare delegation
all of the #radicalchildcare delegation + Amy Martin from Impact Hub

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