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Project information

Millfield Big Build

We would like to build a bigger and better purpose built Pre-School for the ever growing community of North Walsham and the surrounding villages. This would allow us more space (Indoor and Outdoor) and enhance the environment for our 2, 3 and 4 year olds.

9-12 months

Charity information: Millfield Pre-school

Millfield Pre-school logo
  • Need


    We are currently full so it would allow more children to access childcare provision. North Wlashma is rapidly growing, with more family houses being built each year.


    It would allow us to take on more staff and children as the area would be bigger and better. We would also be able to look at providing breakfast clubs for Pre-School and Reception children as well as the possibility of an after school and holiday club.
    Currently we have a mobile we use and it gets very hot during the summer and cooler in the winter so having a brick built building would help with this as well.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To Build our building as soon as possible to extend what we can offer at the Pre-School.


    » We currently hold a minimum of 12 fundraising events each year and using all these donations to raise money for the build.

    What success will look like

    We will hold an open evening, take pictures of each stage & upload it to our website & Facebook Page. Success of this will be seen with an increase in pupils and actviites offered

  • Impact


    It will allow us to offer early education to more children within our surrounding areas and for longer hours in the day. This will be demonstrated by monitoring the increase in pupils we take in and the increase in activities we can offer. All of our activities are documented in each child's individual learning journeys and we look to putting a gallery of pictures on our website.


    Planning Permission would need to be approved but we don't believe this to be a problem as it wouldn't impact on or overlook the local community.


    We would be able to hold an open evening, send pictures to them on each stage and keep updated on our website and Facebook Page.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £130,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £50,000 Outer Building Building
      £5,000 Removal of Mobile building Taking the exisiting mobile away
      £20,000 Electrics and Plumbing Wiring and Plumbing
      £15,000 Outdoor area sLaying grass and outdoor activitie
      £20,000 Planning Permission Planning Permission
      £20,000 Sundries Other
  • Background


    It will be built next to our existing Pre-School in North Walsham, opposite Millfield Primary School. We have had a Pre-School here since 1975.


    Local children ages 2, 3 and 4 year olds. We prepare children for going into mainstream school and work closely with SEND (Special Educational Needs & Disabilities) and families of children with learning difficulties. Currently we are full (54 children) but would like to extend our childcare provisions to other children within our growing community.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have a good reputation with local parents and their children. We are close to one of the local Primary Schools and work closely with them when transitioning 4 year olds to the school. We take children from 2-4 years old regardless of learning difficulties and work closely with those families to ensure their needs are met.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Natasha Colman

    Natasha is our fundraising and Events Co-ordinator who ensures we raise as much money as possible to get the buildig project up and running.

    Rachel Griffiths

    Rachel is our lead Practitioner of the Pre-School and organises other events for parents and children,


    These ladies will be responsible for sourcing local contractors to do the work at the best price and most efficiently.