A program of the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children®

Foundation for Children Europe

The Foundation’s purpose is to make a difference to children and families experiencing crisis and disadvantage. We achieve this by creating Bright Spaces® which are indoor and outdoor play spaces located in homeless shelters, domestic violence refuges and refugee centres. We do this in partnership with other agencies to help vulnerable children and families build caring relationships, heal from trauma through play, and access support in a safe, child-friendly environment.

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What Our Partners Say 

“Refuge is truly grateful to the Bright Horizons Foundation, which has provided amazing support over the last few years. Leaving home can be a bewildering experience for a child – in order to escape violence, most children will have moved away from their friends, family and possessions. Refuge staff work tirelessly to make refuges welcoming places where children can really feel at home. Having dedicated spaces to play and learn can make all the difference”. Sandra Horley CBE, Chief Executive, Refuge


“The work of the Foundation has truly impacted on the lives of abused children when being interviewed by the Metropolitan Police. The Bright Spaces assist our officers in keeping the children of London safe.” The Metropolitan Police Service

About the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children

q3-newletter-front-page-250One million children in the UK are affected by repeat homelessness and 1 in 5 are affected by domestic violence. The Bright Horizons Foundation for Children is a registered charity focused on brightening the lives of children and families experiencing homelessness and other crises. Our Bright Spaces are created and supported through partnerships with community organisations, charities, financial sponsors and Bright Horizons nurseries, clients and suppliers. Our existing Bright Spaces serve 9,000 children a year. There are still so many children that deserve a Bright Space – will you join us?


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