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IMAGE CREDIT: Nick Porter

NICK PORTER: New monthly column in the Journal

Nick Porter, the director of the new Pevensey pre-school, based at Memorial Hall Pevensey, joins Bay Life in May, with the first of his columns about the work of his pre-school business.

The business which began in Herstmonceux and is now well founded in the village, launched the second venture here in Pevensey on April 15.

The organisation is winning plaudits in the local community.

Nick Porter stepped into the breach to help the circumstances, following the controversial closure of the Pevensey and Westham pre-school in January of this year.

In a letter to the Bay Life Journal dated 3 January 2018, Nick said, “having read of the sad, and sudden, closure of the Pevensey & Westham Playgroup, I write to offer the parents of the children who attended the playgroup an opportunity to have some free sessions at the nearby Herstmonceux Pre-school.

“As a village pre-school ourselves we fully understand how important it is for the community to have an effective ‘early years’ provision locally. We can also fully understand the impact that the sudden closure will have had on the children and parents who attended the group. We would like to offer those families one week of free childcare at our Herstmonceux setting. Any parents who want to accept this offer can contact either myself, or the pre-school direct, to arrange. If you would be able to publish this offer via the B@y Life it would be greatly appreciated.

“It I can help then I will”

Within a term the new Pevensey Pre-school has now been established.

Young families devastated by the closure of the Pevensey and Westham pre-school are now receiving the support of an organisation rated by Ofsted as an outstanding early years provider in 2015/216.

Nick Porter is to begin work over year with Bay Life. His monthly column in the Bay Life Journal, beginning in May, will look at education from the perspective he sees, together with his team.

Talking to Bay Life (20 April) Nick said, “many thanks for this exciting opportunity, I look forward to writing a monthly article.I look forward to working with you over the next 12 months”

We welcome Nick as a columnist and welcome his contribution to our publication

Most importantly we welcome the contribution of his pre-school business to Pevensey.

Bay Life understands that local MP Huw Merriman is to be invited to officially open the pre-school in the coming weeks.