Wild Sparks stars in film
Alyth’s outdoor childcare provider, Wild Sparks, has a starring role in a new film to mark the 10th anniversary of Firstport, the agency which helped get the social enterprise started.
Firstport made a film showcasing five social enterprises and urged people to consider starting a business that could help their local communities.
The footage of Wild Sparks show kids from the east Perthshire play scheme exploring their leafy woodland base.
Wild Sparks was founded by Alice Warren, who was aware of a lack of affordable childcare provision in the Alyth area and decided to encourage children to learn through healthy and challenging experiences in nature.
The scheme is socially inclusive, with discounted fees offered for lowincome families and one-to-one care for children with additional support needs.
Activities include campfire building, natural arts and crafts and den building.
Funding from Firstport’s Social Entrepreneurs Fund of £5,000 enabled Alice to get her idea up and running, and she also received a further £20,000 Build It award.
Starring role Jo Andrews, manager of Alyth-based Wee Wild Sparks outdoor nursery