Play­group su­per­vi­sor re­tires af­ter 30 years

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

A LONG-STAND­ING play­group su­per­vi­sor has fi­nally hung up her mor­tar board and re­tired.

Rose­mary Fitch has been a su­per­vi­sor at the preschool in Tan­sor, near Oun­dle, for more than 30 years.

At the end of term, Rose­mary was hon­oured with a cel­e­bra­tion and given a book of self-por­traits by 40 of the hundreds of chil­dren she has cared for.

The book was pre­sented to her by Mayor of Oun­dle coun­cil­lor June Round.

She said: “Rose­mary has done so much for the lo­cal com­mu­nity and there are many chil­dren that she has looked af­ter that have very fond mem­o­ries of her and­tan­sor play­group.”

Dur­ing her time at the play­group, Rose­mary has cared for hundreds of chil­dren, both from Tan­sor it­self, but also Oun­dle and nearby vil­lages.

Alan Jones, chair­man of Tan­sor Play­group, said: “The play­group has been run­ning for 40 years and dur­ing that time Rose­mary has played a key role in es­tab­lish­ing it as an ex­cel­lent provider of early years ed­u­ca­tion.”

Rose­mary’s role will be pass­ing to Alex Baird, who is a level seven early years pro­fes­sional.

Alex will be set­ting up some new ini­tia­tives early next year.

This will in­clude the for­est school pro­gramme.

It will of­fer a va­ri­ety of stim­u­lat­ing out­door ac­tiv­i­ties for the chil­dren, in­clud­ing vis­its to lo­cal wood­land and learn­ing about na­ture through play.

Tan­sor Play­group is based in the vil­lage hall, in Main Street, from 9.15am to 12.15pm dur­ing term time.

FES­TIVE FUN: El­ton Methodist Chapel mem­bers Pat Bourne, Wendy Wil­lis, Angie Gib­son, Betty John­stone and Madeleine Ste­wart who or­gan­ised the Up For Christ­mas event.

RE­TIR­ING: Tan­sor Play­group su­per­vi­sor Rose­mary Fitch and the Mayor of Oun­dle, coun­cil­lor June Round.

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