It is with a heavy heart and after much searching discussion that the decision has been taken to close our Preschool. Poynton Methodist Church Preschool was one of the first preschools to be started in our community some 38 years ago, so this is not a decision that has been taken lightly.
There have been financial pressures on the Preschool for the last few years, however the resignation of our Preschool Leader and the unrelated resignation of our Treasurer, have also played a part in our decision.
Seeking to employ a replacement for our Preschool Leader, of a suitable calibre to maintain the exceptionally high standards that she has set, would be an enormous challenge and furthermore we have recognised that the role of the Treasurer can no longer be expected to be carried out by a volunteer.
We know that our Preschool has been held in high regard and we have received many messages of support and offers of help for which we are grateful beyond measure. However faced with the uncertainties of funding and staffing, we feel that it is in the best interests of our children and parents to give notice now in order to allow the opportunity to secure a place in one of the other excellent preschools in Poynton.
We extend our sympathies to those children and families affected by our decision and also to our loyal members of staff, who we have attempted to look after as well as we can under the circumstances, but who we know have been placed in a difficult position at this time.
We would like to thank everyone who has been involved in the Preschool over the years and we would like once again to say how very sorry we are to have had to reach this decision.