Open day showcases what pre-school has to offer

HAVING FUN From left, Dylan Benjamin, Jasmine Ranaweera and Nathan Blair, all three, with deputy manager Alison McMillan. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (150796-3)
HAVING FUN From left, Dylan Benjamin, Jasmine Ranaweera and Nathan Blair, all three, with deputy manager Alison McMillan. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (150796-3)
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FAMILIES were welcomed to a pre-school open day where they discovered what was on offer for their children.

Trinity pre-school, at the Methodist Church, in Kings Road, Fareham, held the event on Saturday to showcase its facilities and give parents an insight into how they run their school.

Activities were on offer from 10am until midday as families viewed the pre-school setting, met staff and found out more about their entitlement to 15 hours of free childcare for three and four-year-olds.

The Mayor of Fareham, Councillor David Norris, was also there with his wife Pamela.

Helen Young, trustee of Trinity pre-school, was there on the day to oversee things.

She said: ‘We probably had about 50 to 75 people come through.

‘It was a success and those who came along seemed to thoroughly enjoy themselves.’

On the day, there were several activities on offer including arts and crafts, a play area, dolls house, reading area, and a tombola.

The mayor and his wife were presented with chocolates and flowers by two of the children that attend the pre-school.

‘The kids did a sing-song for the mayor and mayoress at the beginning of the day which was very well received,’ added Helen.

The pre-school, first established in 1966, is run by a charity and in order to stay open it relies on donations and the work of its parents support group.

The group was selling cakes on the day and the proceeds were added to the money collected from the tombola.

Patte Gogos is the manager at Trinity and was pleased with the day’s events.

‘It was fantastic, there was a lot of support from the parents,’ she said.

‘The mayor and mayoress were very nice and very supportive and Cllr Norris said a few words to open the event for us which was great.’

Anyone interested in finding out more about the pre-school can call 01329 608090 or e-mail trinitypreschoolunder5s@gmail.com