Polmont Playgroup: Celebrating 50 years of taking care of village kids

Polmont Playgroup is held in Greenpark Neighborhood Centre the place it has been assembly for over 20 years, beforehand it was held in a close-by constructing on Major Road.

And such is its reputation that there’s a ready checklist of mums desirous to have their tiny tots enrolled on the standard facility.

The playgroup operates each morning from Monday to Friday from simply after 9.30am till 11.30am.

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Polmont Playgroup celebrates its fiftieth anniversary

Chairperson Lia Stevenson stated every session can take 25 kids they usually make use of eight play leaders to work with the kids.

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She stated: “We take kids from two and a half years till they begin college. Whereas some playgroups have been struggling for numbers with kids getting extra nursery provision now, we’ve discovered that there’s nonetheless as a lot demand though a baby might not be with as lengthy now.”

To proceed working the playgroup committee is consistently fundraising and Lia stated they obtain loads of help from companies within the space.

Children attending Polmont Playgroup with new planter within the grounds of Greenpark Neighborhood Centre

She added: “At any time when we are able to we wish to work with companies within the Polmont and Brightons space to offer one thing again to those that assist us.

“We’ve additionally been fortunate to get match funding and M&G plc in Stirling, who was Prudential, have given us two £3500 donations which have proved much-needed.”

The subsequent main fundraiser might be in September after they playgroup hosts its bingo night time.

Through the pandemic the playgroup closed however when it was ultimately capable of begin again up it was with a lot diminished numbers, nevertheless everyone seems to be glad that issues are again to regular now.

The playgroup members celebrated their half century with a big cake that everybody shared they usually additionally put in planters in the neighborhood centre grounds which children might help have a tendency.

Lia added: “We additionally need to bury a time capsule and are at present in talks with Falkirk Council to see the place this would possibly occur. Then it is going to be a case of deciding what to place in it.”

Hafidah Rosyid

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