Treloar’s new purpose built Nursery was official opened in May by one of its funders, Mr Frederick Forsyth CBE, English author, former journalist & spy and occasional political commentator and Chair of The Society of Stars.
The Nursery has had an immediate positive impact for the children who attend both the Nursery and BELONG (Treloar’s parent and child service) sessions.The dedicated learning environment for Treloar’s youngest children allows them to be as independent as possible, be this moving about and trying new equipment or learning new communication skills. The space also ensures the children are more settled.
The new Nursery has a sensory room with bubble tubes, a star mat and fibre optic lights, and a large open plan play room with under floor heating throughout. A sunny conservatory area with roof lights creates space for the children to eat together which is then transformed into an arts and crafts area. Large windows and patio doors lead out onto a rubberised soft play surface with a shade sail and an enclosed garden for the children’s exclusive use. Feedback from parents about both the early years services and the new facilities is extremely positive.
A number of parents & children, donors and staff attended the opening and guests were entertained by Robbie Magic a balloon modeller and enjoyed a superb traditional afternoon cream tea for all our guests provided by the Treloar’s catering team.
Jo McSherrie, Head of College, spoke at the opening: ‘Thank you to everyone who kindly donated towards the costs of providing a dedicated nursery and pre-school facility for our youngest learners here at Treloar’s to include The Lake House Charitable Trust & other very generous donors and, of course, The Society of Stars spearheaded by our kindest, dearest and late friend Carol Hehir. We could not have done any of this without her drive and determination. As a result of the generosity of our supporters we have now a fabulous new distinct, safe and secure learning environment.’