Saltford pre-school started term with confidence thanks to sponsors

Published on: 07 Jun 2013

Youngsters at a Saltford pre-school have given a big cheer for their new sponsors, who both have a special connection with the group. Here We Grow pupils with their new sponsors

Ian McGill, of IJ McGill Transport Ltd, is helping Here We Grow meet its rent bill while Tony Gurnsey has handed the group a cheque to invest in the future of the pre-school.

Each of the supporters has a granddaughter attending the village pre-school, based at Saltford Hall, in Wedmore Road, and decided to step in to financially help the new nursery, which opened in September.

Here We Grow founder Yvonne Goodall said: “What amazing support!  I didn’t know people could be so kind and didn’t know how much Here We Grow was valued by parents. We’ve been able to start this term with confidence – numbers are increasing daily.

“We’ve also been supported by the kind understanding of the venue, the committee of Saltford Hall, who know we are part of the community. 

“The biggest thanks, though, go to the parents of all our children – their personal recommendations have been a huge help in attracting new youngsters.  There’s nothing as valuable as word of mouth and I know that the honest opinion of existing parents is our best advertisement.”

The pre-school has a number of events planned for the future, and will be taking part in the Saltford Festival on Wednesday, June 12, performing Rumble in the Jungle.

On June 24 the group will be visiting Kingfisher Lodge care home in Saltford for a teddy bears’ picnic. Ms Goodall said: “We have formed very strong links with the care home, bringing both generations together.”

Here We Grow is holding free taster sessions in July and families are urged to come along. To find out more about Here We Grow Pre-school, call 07564 751146 or visit

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