A pre-school in Worcester has been given a facelift thanks to the help of the Sanctuary Group. The leading housing provider carried out a number of improvements at Rushwick Pre-school, situated in the grounds of the village’s primary school.

During the makeover, they have installed a new kitchen with appliances, storage cupboards in the art room, fitted external doors as well as new flooring in the main play area and a sunshade in the outdoor area.

New appliances in the kitchen include a dishwasher, which will give staff more time with the children. The new flooring is said to help the children concentrate more and engage with activities.

The pre-school has been supported as part of the Sanctuary Group’s £22 million care and supported housing development in St John’s, Worcester. This is one of Sanctuary’s National Skills Academy for Construction sites.

Manager at the pre-school, Kelly Preece, said of the makeover:

“Where do I start about the impact these works have made to us? In addition to the wonderful kitchen and new calmer flooring, the sunshade has been a very welcomed improvement to our outside area and will allow us to be outside most of the day with the children.”

“We are a charity run pre-school and are desperately trying to raise funds for a new building, so now these jobs have been carried out we no longer have to worry about financing them ourselves and we can continue to raise funds for the building.”

Sophie Bell, project manager for Sanctuary, said: “We actively look for opportunities to support the communities in which we are building new homes and we are delighted to see how much our works will benefit children at the pre-school.”

“It is clear that the much-needed works we’ve carried out have been valued and we hope the children and the staff continue to enjoy the improvements.”

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