After a lot of fundraising and an enormous amount of work behind the scenes from some dedicated, caring people, Baildon Village Pre School has finally opened in the Lower Fold – this is such fantastic news and is a long awaited date! We welcomed the children in today for the first time.
The children have a fabulous environment in which to learn, play and develop their little personalities. So much thought has gone into setting this up and the tiniest of details have been attended to. I bet you look at these photos and wish you were young again! A place for new friends to meet and happy memories to be made.
The Fold represents the completion of Phase 1 of the BIG (Buildings Improvement for Growth) Project, our strategy for sustainable growth. The BIG Project is a £1.95m, three phase buildings transformation programme. Its first goal has been realised, with the replacement of the single storey 1950’s temporary Marley Hut building with a two storey, very low energy consumption building. This will allow Baildon Village Pre School to double the number of sessions they offer.
Going forwards we aim to modernise the cafe and kitchen, increasing seating by 80% and introducing hot, freshly cooked lunches for all Baildon Pre School children. We also aim to reduce energy consumption to 40% of 2009 levels and generate at least half of those future energy needs from on site renewable sources, slashing our ‘net’ energy bills.