Help wanted so Mayfield Pre-School can expand

Mayfield Preschool
Mayfield Preschool

Mayfield Pre-school has launched a major fundraising appeal to help pay for much-needed improvements to its 20-year-old building.

The registered charity, based at Court Meadow, provides early years education for 37 two to five year olds. The pre-school is open to children in Mayfield, Five Ashes and nearby villages and has had a waiting list for three years.

Staff costs are covered by government funding, the pre-school is run as a charity and relies on fundraising to pay for staff training, equipment and building maintenance.

The planned extension to the existing building will allow the pre-school to cater for up to ten more children per session by creating more indoor space and improved toilet facilities.

Manager Lauren Glasson said: “This is a really exciting project. By expanding our indoor space we will be able to create a free flow environment allowing children to make the most of both indoor and outdoor areas. It will allow children of different ages to take part in activities to suit their ages and help us to meet the increasing demand for more places.”

The pre-school committee has already raised £10,000 but appeals for help to meet the £45,000 estimated cost of the project. They hope money will be there so the project can go ahead in the summer holidays. The extension would be built, furnished and decorated off site. To find out more visit: