Village group for young children making good progress

There are a range of toys available for children during Little Owls Stay and Play sessions in Ulgham.
There are a range of toys available for children during Little Owls Stay and Play sessions in Ulgham.

The efforts of a playgroup that started in September 2014 have been recognised by a national organisation.

Rachael Gordon, who regularly attends the Little Owls Stay and Play sessions with her two sons in the Ulgham WI Hall on Thursday afternoons, recently nominated group leader Sue Gill for an award from the Pre-school Learning Alliance.

Sue was interviewed and then short-listed for the ‘Outstanding Volunteer in a Baby and Toddler Group‘ category. She received a certificate at a ceremony.

The group volunteers have added to the toys and equipment as a result of the increase in numbers coming along on average in recent months and to help broaden the children’s development.

Children under five also enjoy various activities and there have been craft sessions to celebrate Bonfire Night, Christmas, Chinese New Year, Mother’s Day and Easter among others.

Sue said: “Thank you to everyone who helped to set up the group and currently support us in various ways, such as donations of equipment, storage and fund-raising, as well as our fantastic Little Owls and their carers.”

For more details about the group, visit www.littleowlsulgham.wordpress.com