Lottery funding helps preschool develop outside learning area

Vandyke Pre-School
Vandyke Pre-School

One of Leighton Buzzard’s most established preschools has been given a helping hand by the lottery.

Vandyke Preschool, which takes in children aged two to five, has been awarded funding to improve outdoor education facilities for the youngsters.

The independent preschool, based in the grounds of St George’s Lower School in East Street, has received a £10,000 grant from The Big Lottery Fund - Awards For All, as well as a local authority Community Grant, to provide the children who enjoy attending the preschool with an enriched outside learning environment.

These grants have enabled the preschool to replace the outside area with safety surface flooring and a new fantastic piece of climbing equipment.

The funds have also helped create a sensory garden and bug hotel for investigation aimed at helping all children further develop their learning through play.

Vandyke Preschool shares a building with the Leighton Buzzard Children Centre and has a ‘Good’ rating with Ofsted.

There are spaces available for children for those who are in receipt of either 2-year-old or 3 and 4-year-old Nursery Education Funding and fee paying.

If you are interested in a place for your child at the preschool and would like to visit, please contact the preschool manager on 01525 385005.

Vandyke Preschool is a registered charity established for more than 30 years, run by a professional team of staff in partnership with a parent-run volunteer committee. The team thanks all involved who have made the latest project succesful.