Little Treasures in Selby is a nursery that you'd expect. Apart from it isn't! It's the most wonderful nursery you could send your pre-schoolers to!
Little Treasures is a nursery based on a busy road in Selby. The staff are so friendly, approachable and are all so amazing with the children. My son has been going here since before covid, and he's just blossomed! He's gained so much confidence, his speech has developed so well (after we were worried he was behind with it) and there's been so much support for him in other areas he's struggled with.
As we all know, around 22 months ago covid hit, and the team at Little Treasures have handled it so well. They may have seemed strict at the time, but covid hasn't gained any ground there. They've been steadfast when it comes to protecting their staff and all the other children that attend, and it's worked out so well they've only had to close during the lockdowns they were required to do so. I'm sure it's been really hard work, but not a day has been missed, and all the parents are amazed!
The reason for this Crowdfunder is because the entranceway of the nursery doesn't show off the amazing things that await beyond the way inside. It's basically a bit of an eyesore.
Just over a year ago, the front door was smashed - probably by some drunkards passing by or something. This door has been temporarily boarded up with some heavy duty chipboard ever since and really doesn't look very welcoming to any potential new parents. This has also had a bit of an effect on the owners, who live in. They are anxious about it happening again as they can hear people bang on the glass as they walk by nearly every night. Ousegate is in real need of extra security as there are no CCTV cameras anywhere on that street so people could get away with anything! And so I want to give Little Treasures and its owners extra security with the benefit of a remote access shutter system so they can fully close and secure the front of the building at the end of the working day.
Unfortunately, Little Treasures simply can't afford the money for any of this since most of the kids that go there are funded by the government. As I'm sure most of us know, government funding of childcare is pitiful. Of course paying staff comes first, and I agree with that - the staff here deserve every penny. But I think Little Treasures should look as great from the front as it does inside.
So what do we need the money for?
I would love to raise some money for repairing the front door, to fix the signage above the front door, add a new shutter system, some new window decals, hire a window cleaner or suchlike to clean all the externals. I'd also love to decorate the internal part of the entrance with wall decals, artificial grass/carpet and props etc to show the fun and excitement that Little Treasures is.
They absolutely deserve it. I'm so glad I chose this nursery for my son, he's made so many new friends, learned so much, and I wouldn't take him anywhere else. My only disappointment is that he'll be leaving next summer.
I want this to be a gift to Little Treasures to say how much they are appreciated and loved.
Thanks for your time, thanks for reading and thank you to anyone that makes a donation, no matter how small.