A POPULAR pre-school group in Peasedown St John, which for many years has been providing support for children and families through play schemes and initiatives, has received a funding boost thanks to the Peasedown Community Trust.

The trust was impressed by the range of opportunities provided by ‘SJ’s Little Ones’ – based at St John’s Church - for young children and their parents to explore play and take part in creative, educational activities.

Just recently, on behalf of the Trust, B&NES Councillors Gavin Heathcote and Karen Walker (Independents) visited the ‘SJ’s Little Ones’ pre-school to meet service users and present them with a grant of £100.

Project Coordinator Sarah Carney said: “Our aim is to see no new mother, father or carer isolated, no toddler without toys to play with and books to read and all to be included and welcomed at our group, and thriving at this challenging stage in life.

“We aim to create a welcoming, stimulating space where parents/ carers and their children can meet, be refreshed and feel encouraged.

“We have a wonderful team of very committed volunteers who serve teas, bake amazing cakes and listen and engage with everyone at the groups.”

For more details about SJs Little Ones visit www.stjsgroup.church/littleones