Playgroup supervisor retires after 30 years
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.