Donation helps nursery in drive to buy whiteboard

Nursery Nurse Rachel Waldock with Hannah Barker and Laura Disley from Come And Play Woodford Halse and nursery pupils at Woodford Halse Nursery.
Nursery Nurse Rachel Waldock with Hannah Barker and Laura Disley from Come And Play Woodford Halse and nursery pupils at Woodford Halse Nursery.

A fundraising campaign that will enable toddlers at Woodford Halse Nursery to start learning with interactive technology has been given a boost.

Housebuilding firm Taylor Wimpey South Midlands - which is building new homes close to the nursery - has donated £750 towards its campaign to buy a new interactive white board.

The fundraising appeal was launched by parent group Come and Play Woodford Halse to help the nursery children develop their understanding of technology in preparation for primary school, where pupils use Chromebooks and complete homework online using Google Classroom. The group needs to raise £3,500 to buy the equipment needed.

A spokesperson from the group said: “We’d like to thank Taylor Wimpey for their kind donation, which has helped get us closer to achieving our fundraising target. The whiteboard will be a huge asset to the nursery and benefit the children.”

Woodford Halse Nursery nurse Rachel Waldock said: “We are hugely grateful for Taylor Wimpey and their kind donation. The children are going to be so excited when we finally achieve the target and purchase the whiteboard, as there are so many exciting things we can show and teach the children using this piece of equipment.”

Gareth Jacob, regional sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey, said: “We are committed to supporting the communities in which we build our new homes, so we were only too pleased to offer our help to Woodford Halse Nursery.

“We wish the parents every success in reaching their fundraising goal to help the children learn and develop new skills.”