We are celebrating as our recent Ofsted inspection went well. All of the hard work and effort has paid off with our good Ofsted rating. You can read the report here...
The Staff and Committee are extremely grateful to everyone who has helped us through their support, advice, practical and financial help. We wouldn't have been able to do this without you!
After an extremely busy few weeks, we are finally running the preschool from our new premises.
Our Open Day on Monday 2nd September went extremely well and was a great opportunity for everyone who has helped and supported us within the village to see what we have achieved.
With flooring fitted, toys and equipment moved and the learning environment set up we are continuing to develop the preschool with the help of the children. We are now focussing on the outdoors area and the displays within the setting.
Please do call in for a visit any time!!
Claire, Ruth, Faith, Donna, Joanne, Jenny and Gillian.
Robert Charlton and has team have worked really hard to get all of the building work completed. We are extremely grateful for all of this hard work, take a look at everything they have done...
We now have disabled access into the preschool ensuring the preschool is accessible to all. The exterior will be painted blue over the coming weeks.
The hallway leading to the office and main hall. Carpet and lino will be fitted shortly.
The cloakroom within the entrance. Over the coming weeks we will need lots of helpers to clean and paint the interior of the building, we would be very grateful for volunteers to get in touch.
Child friendly sinks within the children's bathroom.
The office directly in front of the main area.
The main space which will be divided into play spaces including creative area, construction area and quiet corner.
As you can see there is still lots of work to be done to get ready for September. The exterior and interior will be painted, the floor laid, the premises cleaned, equipment and toys transported from the old preschool and the Ofsted inspection. If you can help please contact us via email or call Claire on 07955843665.
The crane arrived on site this morning ready to lift the five sections of the modular building into place.
It was not all plain sailing, however, as when the contractors came to load the sections they found 6 wasp nests within them! The nests had to be professionally removed before the sections could be loaded.
The sections were eventually loaded onto the trailers and transported to the site at Corbridge First School. With help from local police the road was cleared to make way for the very large load.
With expert manoeuvring, the driver reversed the lorry into position ready for the crane to lift each section on to the field.
We watched with trepidation as the crane lifted the sections over the fence and trees and onto the school field. Robert and his team did a brilliant job today, hopefully their wasp stings aren't too sore!!
The next step is to seal each section together before connecting the electricity and plumbing.
The foundations have been prepared with the stones in place for the building to rest on. A path is now included for access.
Work finally began on Monday. We are very excited about our new premises and thought you might like to see how it is coming along.
The foundations are currently being excavated and all building work is expected to be completed by Friday 2nd August!
The crane will visit the site on 31st July to deliver to sections of the modular building, I'm sure the children will love to watch (from a safe distance!) if you happen to be passing on this day.
This blog will keep you updated with the progress of the relocation and also keep you informed of how you can help if you are interested in doing so.
Please feel free to leave comments or get in touch for any queries.