Charity Number 1111837
Time 4 Children was established in 2005, after its founder, Vicky Chalmers, piloted a school project through 2003 to 2004 in Mid Sussex, whilst working with The Children Hours Trust. It became very clear there was little support for many local children in need of having someone safe to listen to them. The project was hugely successful and as it reached its final days, the time had come to form a charity in its own right. Time 4 Children was born, and received charitable status in October 2005.
Vicky Chalmers, MBE
Vicky Chalmers trained as a Practitioner of Non-Directive Play Techniques and Creative Listening with The Children’s Hour Trust in 2002. Further training led her to become a Children’s Hour Trust Accredited Trainer, before setting up Time 4 Children as a Registered Charity in 2005.
Before founding Time 4 Children Vicky was a volunteer and trustee for Home-Start Mid Sussex. She facilitated Home-Start’s weekly Parent and Child Drop In, as well as being the co-ordinator for a Multi-Cultural Family Group. Vicky also trained with The Parenting Centre, in order to facilitate parenting classes. Vicky has a background in Social Science, studied through the Open University.
Vicky was appointed MBE for services to children's emotional wellbeing in the Queen's birthday honours list on June 17th 2017.