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Welcome to UD

~ Introduction

~ Raising Awareness

~ Our Mission

~ Partnerships

~ What We Offer

~ Get Involved

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Under Our Umbrella

Terminal Illness and Bereavement

Child or Adult Heart Disease

Social, Emotional and Behavioural Conditions

Cancer and other Diagnosis

For Children

Welcome to Understanding Differences

~awareness, information and support about any diagnosis, loss and bereavement~

Any Diagnosis~Loss~Bereavement

The Committee and Volunteers

Donna Nevill is the Founder and Secretary; a mother to 5, her 3rd son Ross who lives in heaven as a brightly shining star is the Inspiration behind UD.

In 1993 Donna passed a HNC in Mechanical Engineering, yet since 1996 she has worked as a Registered Child minder; passing a level 3 Certificate in Child minding Practice in 2005.

Recent training consists of Paediatric First Aid (xp 2011), basic knowledge/training in the new Early Years Foundation Stage, EYFS: Using Books to Develop Communication in all Children, EYFS: Including All Children and EYFS: Manual Handling.


At Understanding Differences we would like to make this initial statement.

We pride ourselves in excelling with Equality Practice and Opportunity throughout. All individuals from any backgrounds, culture, beliefs, professional training and personal experiences are Welcome on an equal footing.

Bringing together all of the above goes towards making a great team to further the aims of Understanding Differences in a fair and equal manner.