Potter’s House Preschoolers

Submitted by Barratt Developments PLC

Potter’s House Nursery School in Yapton, West Sussex, has received a £1,000 donation to support the school’s new speech and language initiative, thanks to a local homebuilder.

The initiative aims to support the social development of young children by increasing interaction between children and with adults.

Barratt Homes’ donation enabled the preschool to purchase wooden block play materials to encourage imaginative play and conversation.

Potter’s House has also introduced ’emotion organizer bags’, which will help anxious children express their emotions using visual aids.

Sally-Ann Potter, owner and manager of Potter’s House Pre-School, said: ‘We have seen a worrying drop in recent years in the number of children not achieving their speech and language goals for their age group. , another unfortunate side effect of the pandemic.

“As such, we are very grateful for the support of Barratt Southern Counties, which allowed us to purchase much-needed play items and conversation tools, including emotion organization bags, to focus on the game. improving and encouraging the socialization of our children.”

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The donation was made from the Homebuilder’s Community Fund, which sees South Barratt Counties donate to charities and nonprofits near its developments.

Kimberley Benson, Director of Sales and Marketing for South Barratt Counties, said, “In recent years, young children have experienced reduced interaction, which has unfortunately impacted their social development.

“Our donation will help Potter’s House Pre-School tackle this problem head-on, providing needed play tools like wooden toy blocks to encourage conversation, creativity and sharing with peers, empowering children develop and process their feelings in healthy ways.”

Learn more about Potter’s House Nursery School here.

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