Wetheringsett rejoices after completion of new pre-school

Schoolteacher Kirsten Sharpe with pupils at opening of Wetheringsett Primary School's new pre-school/nursery.

Schoolteacher Kirsten Sharpe with pupils at opening of Wetheringsett Primary School's new pre-school/nursery.

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The long wait for pre-school provision in Wetheringsett will finally be over from this September following the completion of a new nursery at the village’s junior school.

Wetheringsett Primary School held a Fun Day celebration last Saturday to mark its new 13-place nursery for children aged three and up, more than two years on from the closure of the village’s previous pre-school.

Headteacher Vicky Doherty said: “We are very excited to be opening the nursery. It will be great for local children to be able to access preschool provision in their village again and will provide a seamless transition when they start school.

“This will also be a positive development for a small school like Wetheringsett. There has been a lot in the news over recent years about the sustainability of village primary schools and creative innovations like this will help boost small schools.”

The nursery will be part of the dedicated Early Years unit along with the Reception class, housed inside a specially adapted classroom with a large outdoor area, and looked after by a fully qualified teacher and an experienced teaching assistant.