Pre-school celebrates move to new facilities

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A PRE-SCHOOL is celebrating this week after moving from a mobile classroom, where it has been housed for 17 years, in to a spectacular new purpose built setting.

Staff, children and parents at Little Elms Pre-school, in Cooks Road, Elmswell, have worked for years to fund-raise for the £274,000 facility.

But the building of it only became possible after the pre-school received a £262,000 grant from Suffolk County Council.

An open day on Saturday introduced the site to the community while its pupils’ first day was on Tuesday.

As well as a secure pre-school, with large gardens and an outside play area, the new building includes a community room, which is used by a music group, children’s centre and clinic during the day and a history group, church group and parish council at night.

“It’s been a massive team effort,” said pre-school chairman Becki Elsden.

She added: “The builders have done a fantastic job, the buildings are brilliant. Everything looks so much nicer and more fun to play with and we’re really pleased that we have been able to give the community some facilities.”