Last week, recently opened pre-school, Play B C, held their first pirate-themed open morning at St. Elphege’s Church in Wallington. Local pirate Captain Cutlass even made a special appearance to shiver the timbers and get everyone involved in lots of fun activities and face painting.
MP for Carshalton and Wallington Tom Brake, was also invited to learn more about this new venture and don a pirate tricorn after the end of a very busy Parliament.
Founder of the pre-school, Marsha Dann, who has been participating in the Start-up Sutton project –a local initiative to help small businesses get the advice and funding they need in order to be successful, spoke about her vision for Play B C, “The government and OFSTED have been arguing that the best place for two year olds is school because research shows that better progress is made where a trained teacher is present.
However, the needs of two year olds are very different to the needs of four year olds. Play B C Preschool offers some middle ground with high quality teacher-led education through play but in a developmentally appropriate environment.”
Tom said, “I was really glad to be invited to Play B C’s open day and find out more about what they hope to offer to families in Wallington. With the pupil premium being extended to three and four year olds, I’m sure we will see really positive things happening.
Every child is different and is taught things by a variety of ways. The early years are a crucial time in children’s development and from what I saw last week, Play B C seems to have the perfect balance between education and fun for young children to be able to move on to the next stage of their education with great grounding.”
If you would like to learn more about Play B C pre-school or arrange a tour, please visit www.playbc.co.uk
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