The whole community is very sad at the loss of Oxshott’s much loved pre-school. It had huge support and encouragement from parents, St Andrew’s and the Royal Kent School this year, but the demands of the ever-changing Ofsted framework proved too much for a charitable playgroup run by parents for the community. St Andrew’s helped to ensure that all our local families have found alternative provision for after February half-term when it finally closes its doors. Frances helped give it a wonderful send-off at its Christmas Party and Nativity Play at the end of term. St Andrew’s PCC will be working with other community leaders in 2019 to explore options to establish a new affordable early years provision for the village.
Andrew Burns, Chair of St Andrew’s Pre-School Charitable Incorporated Organisation.