Month: April 2018

Playground makeover thanks to Big Lottery funding

You will have noticed that our playground has been resurfaced thanks to The Big Lottery Awards for All. The new surface of artificial grass has been welcomed by children, parents, carers and staff.

Jane Hughes, Setting Manager, explains why a new play surface was especially important. “As well as providing a fantastic new surface for all our children, it has also benefited our children with additional needs who can now walk and play more easily on a flat surface.  We are delighted with how it looks and we are now fundraising for new play equipment to make it even better.”

Kate Linford, Chair of the preschool committee said “This award has been so important for our preschool. As a charity, it can be difficult to raise funds for major refurbishments and we are very grateful to the Big Lottery for its award to improve our facilities.”

As well as new play equipment, future plans for the playground also include further developing the outdoor classroom including a new mud kitchen.

Children celebrate the new play ground

Children celebrate the new play ground

Latest fundraising events..

We are planning some fun events to raise funds for preschool! Our preloved kid’s clothes, books and toys sale will be held at the village school on Friday 27th April from 3.30pm until 5pm and on Saturday 28th April from 10am until 2.00pm.  If you have any items in good condition that you wish to donate, please drop off at preschool. A charity car wash is planned for Sunday 20th May from 10am until 12.00 at the preschool/community room, £5 per car including a free bacon sandwich!  See you there!