Selly Oak Nursery School

Selly Oak Nursery School

26 Tiverton Road, Selly Oak, B29 6BP

0121 472 1700

Selly Oak calls for votes to bag cash boost from Tesco

SELLY Oak Nursery School is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

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We are one of three local good causes to have been shortlisted for the scheme, which is run in partnership with Groundwork, and sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awarded to local community projects.

Shoppers are invited to vote for who should receive the top grant at their local Tesco store from May 1st until June 30th.

The grant will be used to for a project called 'Growing, developing and stimulating children through outdoor provision'. We would really appreciate your support in being able to achieve first place to get the most amount of money for our project. The project will develop the outdoor environment and provide additional resources for the children.

To support us we would like you ask for a blue coin every time you shop at Tesco and vote for us. 

You only need to buy one item to receive a blue token and it can be of any value.  You may need to ask the checkout assistant for the blue token and at self service tills look out for a box with tokens in for you to access.

There will be a display in Tesco stores called 'Bags of help' where you can drop the coin into the Selly Oak Nursery School box. We need as many votes as possible so please can you let all friends, family and colleagues know. 

Selly Oak has led the way teaching 3 and 4 year olds since been opened in 1904 with the support of the Cadbury family. Over the decades we have always been inspired by George Cadbury’s vision of equality and social reform.

We have been rated Outstanding by Ofsted in 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2018 and provide high quality care and fun learning for children from a wide range of backgrounds.

Selly Oak also recently received UNICEF’s silver award after embracing their Rights Respecting Schools project, which teaches boys and girls their human rights.

Head teacher Yvonne James said: “We always strive to put children at the heart of everything we do at Selly Oak Nursery School. It is vitally important that we give our pupils the best possible introduction to their education.

“Winning the top prize would allow us to pay for a project which would enhance the children’s learning. We ask parents old and new, as well as the local community, to show their support by voting for Selly Oak when they shop at Tesco.”

The stores where you will be able to vote for Selly Oak Nursery School are:

6119    SELLY OAK BRST RD EXP   B29 6BA Express

Nearest store to Tesco at the bottom of Tiverton Road 

6636    BIRMINGHAM BRISTL EXP   B29 6BE Express

Petrol station near to the University

5386    BOURNVILLE BHAM EXP     B30 1PA Express

Petrol station on Linden Road

Other stores are:

5207    FRANKLEY BIRM EXP       B31 5NJ Express
5325    Quinton B32 1EG Superstore
5506    HAGLEY RD BHAM EXP      B17 8DJ Express
5540    WEOLEY EXPRESS  B29 5UJ Express
6299    WEST HEATH BRMGHM EXP   B31 3LD Express
6388    BIRMINGHM BRISTNL EXP   B68 9TX Express

For more information please ask Ms Foster or Mrs Rafiq.

Tesco’s Bags of Help project has already provided over £71 million to more than 23,000 projects across Britain. Tesco customers get the chance to vote for three different groups every time they shop. Every other month, when votes are collected, three groups in each of Tesco’s regions will be awarded funding.

Alec Brown, Head of Community at Tesco, said: “Bags of Help contributes funds to community projects up and down the country and we’ve been overwhelmed by the response from customers voting in their local stores. We’re looking forward to seeing more projects brought to life.”

Groundwork’s National Chief Executive, Graham Duxbury, said: “Bags of Help continues to enable local communities up and down Britain to improve the local spaces and places that matter to them. The diversity of projects that are being funded shows that local communities have a passion to create something great in their area. We are pleased to be able to be a part of the journey and provide support and encouragement to help local communities thrive.”

Funding is available to community groups and charities looking to fund local projects that bring benefits to communities.

Anyone can nominate a project and organisations can apply online. To find out more visit

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