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Kings Worthy Pre-School

Kings Worthy Pre-School is OPEN, lets keep it that way.

In June Kings Worthy Pre-School put out a call for new trustees, we were looking to widen and refresh our skills base. We also announced the serious possibility that the setting would not reopen in September, maybe you saw the Newsnight feature in July?

We have been overwhelmed by the amount of support we have received, our Go Fund Me page has raised over £4500, with other donations and separate fundraising ideas our total so far is over £5000.

Together we have been able to save us…. for now, Thank you!

Our Target to continue for the new academic year was £15,000 we have raised a third of this and therefore can open in September. However the remainder will need to be raised through a mix of fundraising, grants and donations if we are to continue long term.

We walk a tight rope between a viable fee structure and being accessible to all within the community. In order to fulfil this vision a review of our current model of operation is underway. The face of childcare has changed since our building next to the school was built with the adjoining children’s centre in 2010.  Following the closure of the children’s centre in 2017 our staff have been the fist point of contact for many families accessing other services or needing a listening ear, we also expanded our offering to include 2 year olds.[JM1] 

We have been encouraged by the response from parents and local residents and were able to appoint new trustees at our EGM in July. To meet the challenges of the sector we have some interesting plans in development that we hope will generate more income and ensure we are secure to continue for the long term. These include: extending the settings hours, increase our marketing reach, establish a fundraising committee, trustee recruitment and renewal of the lease.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us, we couldn’t have made it this far it without you. We are really looking forward to welcoming back many children and their families in September as well as some new faces. The safety of children, staff and their families remains our priority, Kings Worthy Pre-School has a wonderful team of staff, who have been with us for a number of years. They are highly qualified and care deeply for the children in their care and Pre-School continues to be a joyous place of development, learning and support for all who attend.

Please look out for fundraising events and ways you can support this vital community service in the coming month. Starting 1st August with a cake sale at the King Charles pub.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Pre-school please visit

https://www.kingsworthypreschool.org.uk/

https://www.gofundme.com/f/keep-kings-worthy-pre-school-open

If you would like information about becoming a trustee or Friend of the Pre-School please contact joanne.meharg@gmail.com

 [JM1]If you need to cut anything this is the bit to take out first. thanks