Pre-school celebrates as manager marks 20 years in charge

20th anniversary of Browns Lane Preschool, Storrington. Pic Steve Robards  SR1618239 SUS-160626-220348001
20th anniversary of Browns Lane Preschool, Storrington. Pic Steve Robards SR1618239 SUS-160626-220348001

Browns Lane Pre-School held a party with live entertainment and a teddy bears’ picnic to celebrate 20 years of being managed by Maria Meldrum.

Maria told the County Times that it had been a ‘brilliant’ celebration.

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20th anniversary of Browns Lane Preschool, Storrington. Pic Steve Robards SR1618225 SUS-160626-220130001

“It was really nice,” she said. “It had to include the children, because that’s what it’s all about. It was lovely.”

As well as the teddy bears’ picnic, party food, and a birthday cake, they had a magic Malteser tree and a visit from Chris North, a performer from Freedom Through Fun, who entertained the children with music, puppets and magic.

“He’s a brilliant entertainer - he was very very good,” said Maria.

In the 20 years since Maria took over, Browns Lane has gone from being a simple playgroup to being a fully-fledged pre-school, running eight sessions a week to prepare children aged two to five for primary school.

20th anniversary of Browns Lane Preschool, Storrington. Pic Steve Robards  SR1618215 SUS-160626-220015001

20th anniversary of Browns Lane Preschool, Storrington. Pic Steve Robards SR1618215 SUS-160626-220015001

The facility was rated ‘outstanding’ in a recent Ofsted report.

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