Welwyn Garden City pre-school closes its doors for good
PUBLISHED: 14:34 31 July 2017 | UPDATED: 14:34 31 July 2017
A Welwyn Garden City pre-school has closed its doors for the final time despite two consecutive outstanding Ofsted inspections.
Harwood Hill Pre-School closed its doors for the final time on Wednesday, July 19, after providing children with a positive start on their education for 14 years.
Harwood Hill JMI School gave the pre-school notice to vacate the site at the end of the summer term so it could make changes to the nursery and reception areas.
Pre-school leader Sue Wells said: “We are very sad to be leaving after 14 years and are disappointed that the school did not wish to continue its relationship with the pre-school.
“Despite a lot of tears, we decided it was important to celebrate the success of the pre-school.”
Throughout the pre-schools years, it has looked after 389 children and received two consecutive outstanding Ofsted inspections in 2011 and 2016.
To celebrate its achievements Sam Tandy, whose child attends the pre-school, made a cake and 14 balloons were launched, one for each year that it has been open, two of which were gold to mark the Ofsted successes.
A number of parents, past and present, attended to show their support to staff.
Sue added: “We would like to thank all our previous parents and staff who have supported the pre-school over the years, particularly over recent weeks.
“Although we will miss all our wonderful children and families we have so many happy memories and feel so proud of all we have achieved.”