Screen Shot 2015-06-25 at 10.35.03EARLY years provision at a Middlesbrough school is going from strength to strength with the opening of a new facility at the start of next term.

Park House at Ayresome Primary will provide 15 hours of care and education for eligible two-year-old children within the school’s catchment area.

The development at the Worcester Street school builds on the success of the Early Years Quality Mark awarded to Ayresome in May.

A new team of highly qualified and experienced staff are looking forward to welcoming the new starters in September when the renovation of the Park House building is complete.

The facility will enhance youngsters’ learning and development from an early age, supporting their language and communication and providing a wide range of exciting activities and opportunities to stimulate their personal, social and emotional development.

Park House will be up and running when school resumes after the summer break in September, with Middlesbrough Mayor Dave Budd due to officially open the facility at an event on Wednesday, October 14. 

Two-Year-Old Provision Manager/Teacher Alice Henderson said: “We are really excited about opening Park House at Ayresome.

“It will provide a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment for our very young children, ensuring that the best possible start to their early years education.”

Ayresome Primary Headteacher Lisa Biggin is clear about the ambitious vision for the school: “Ayresome is a unique, vibrant community and the school needs to offer education from the youngest access delivering the highest calibre and provision.

“Park House at Ayresome will achieve that goal.

“We are very proud of the commitment that the 0-19 Team at Middlesbrough Council and our Governing Body have made towards making this community ambition a reality.”

Children who are eligible for funding will be able to attend morning or afternoon sessions (8.45 -11.45am or 12.30 – 3.30pm) and access a wide range of play, exploration and sensory activities.

For more information on Park House, contact Ayresome Primary School on 01642 244961.