Community Nursery seeking a little public Co-operation

A COMMUNITY OPERATED NURSERY looks set to benefit from a local supermarket’s community fund – and with a little help from the public the sum they receive can be greatly enhanced.

The Portknockie Nursery is the only pre-school facility in the village, providing an all-inclusive non-denominational preschool for children aged between two and five years.

A vital part of the small coastal community, the nursery is operated by a committee of parents and carers of the children attending – for that reason, it has to raise funds for any additional educational resources to be used at the nursery.

A spokeswoman said: “We attempt to provide a full range of activities for the children we care for including free play and outdoor play. Outdoor play is essential in a child’s development, so we strive to find ways of funding that.

“The latest round in the Co-op Local Community Fund is now open – and that means that Co-op store members can choose to give 1% of whatever they spend on Co-op branded products and services to local good causes.

“This funding round will last until October, when the nursery hope to use the funding available to purchase some much needed resources for the children to be able to play outdoors more often.

“We are asking people to back our bid by logging on to the Co-op site and choosing the Portknockie Nursery as the community beneficiary.”

The Co-op membership page can be found here.