A music group for toddlers has come up with a novel way to pay for classes – swapping goods and services instead of a fee.
Nancy Cushing, 37, from Thurston, who owns toddler music group Tadpole Tunes, set up the innovative scheme to help cash-strapped families to pay for the classes.
“I have always loved the idea of swapping and bartering,” she said.
“The idea came from a few of the mums who have struggled with being able to pay, partly because of the recession but also because they have given up their working life to bring up their babies.
“They have fantastic set of skills, so instead of paying for the classes they do something else for me instead.
“There are some people who have been leafleting for me, others have done graphic design.There is also a lady who makes beautiful homemade handbags who has made one for me.”
Nancy’s swap shop class is on Tuesday mornings at 10.45am at the Hyndman Centre in Bury.
For more information visit www.tadpoletunes.co.uk