From Cambridge News:

Eaton Socon Pre-School has unveiled its plans for a new £500,000 building to replace its current home.

The pre-school has already managed to put around £300,000 in place but still needs to find the remainder of the money.

It has just held a public consultation over the new building, including presentations from its architect.

The new building will replace the two portable buildings it has used in Queens Gardens for years and which are becoming dilapidated.

Nick Walker, chairman of the management committee, said: “The school has been there nearly 30 years. It has grown and we need to replace the buildings so we can increase the capacity we can take.”

He said the project would cost £500,000 but £200,000 was still outstanding: “It is getting there but obviously the present economic climate doesn’t help.”

The building is a wooden semi-permanent structure which would be able to hold 100 children, double the present number.

The pre-school is a registered charity and provides care and education for children aged from two to four, with one to one care for children with disabilities or life-limiting conditions.

It has been rated as outstanding by Ofsted and acts as a feeder for local schools.

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