Bamford Pre-school is embracing the warmer weather thanks to a bigger outdoor play area, which has been created thanks to the fundraising efforts of one parent!
Paula Grant, whose son Archie attends the playgroup, ran the Sheffield 10K last September and through sponsorship she raised £330, which she donated to Bamford Toddler Group and Bamford Pre-school.
Pre-school has used the funds to buy new fencing, floor lining and wood chipping to enlarge its all-weather outdoor play area and also purchased some water play equipment, just in time for summer!
Pre-school Leader Caroline Hunter commented: “On behalf of the pre-school I would like to thank Paula, her donation has enhanced our outdoor play space, which is used every day in all weathers! The water play equipment compliments our mud kitchen and sand-pit, creating an exciting area for our children now and in the future.Water Play is important for preschoolers as it provides opportunities for the children to develop fine and gross motor skills through actions like pouring, squirting, scrubbing, stirring and squeezing.
“I would also like to thank Bamford Methodist Church, who allowed us to use this extra space and have been supportive in helping us to make this a fun and safe place for the children. The staff have also given their free time to make the space look great, so it has been a real community project and we are delighted with the results.”
Bamford Pre-school is for children aged 2-4 years old, helping them to prepare for school by learning through play. It operates from the Methodist School Rooms and is open every morning of the week 9am-12pm and all day (9am-3pm) on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Parents who are interested in enrolling their child or would like more information please contact Caroline on: 07591 979051or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit the website: http://bamfordpreschool.co.uk for more information.