A new Early Years Centre at Yoxford & Peasenhall Primary School, providing a much-needed learning facility for young children from the surrounding local communities, has been officially opened.
Yoxford & Peasenhall Primary School is part of the Consortium Multi Academy Trust and under the management of EYFS Head of Service, Caroline Rankin, the centre will deliver excellent facilities for Nursery and EYFS children. It will also offer an opportunity for collaborative working with families in the community, as well as a training facility for early years practitioners in other local settings and further afield.
Caroline Rankin said: “Whilst the centre will be staffed by highly qualified and experienced early years practitioners, we also look forward to supporting higher education schemes such as apprenticeships, school-centred initial teacher training and a post-graduate certificate in education placements.”
As well as designing the centre and project managing the build, Concertus Design & Property Consultants has worked alongside Suffolk County Council and the Academy from the early stages, to ensure the vision of a purpose-built facility that enabled children to learn, develop and grow in a bright, interesting, caring and safe place, became a reality.
Gail Jerman, Academy Head of the school said: “I am delighted to see the project come to fruition, the centre will provide a fabulous environment for pupils to develop independence, confidence, flexibility and positive attitudes to life learning which starts in the very earliest stages of their academic life.”
The Early Years Centre opens to children on Monday 16th April 2018.