New Nursery Play Area
New Nursery Play Area

Children at our nursery can now enjoy more fun outside thanks to a new garden play area which has been made possible through two generous charity donations.

The garden of the Little Learners Day Nursery has been resurfaced with artificial grass from Ava Turf and refurbished after a £20,000 contribution from non-profit grant making trust, The Foyle Foundation, and a £12,000 donation from the owners of two local pubs. 

Doncaster husband and wife, Adrian and Vicki Welch, who own the Sun Inn Pubs Everton and Retford made the donation after the government announced the reduction of VAT on food and soft drinks.

Vicki Welch said: “When we heard the news that VAT was going to be reduced on all food and soft drinks for six months we knew we’d donate a percentage of the discounted VAT back to local charities.

“We’ve had a very long relationship with Doncaster Deaf Trust and have seen first-hand the wonderful work they do for children and young people who are deaf or have communication difficulties. We are extremely pleased to be able to donate the £12,000 they need to complete works to a new outdoor play area for the children.”

Natalie Firth, our nursery manager, said: “We’re incredibly proud of our fantastic new play area at the Little Learners Day Nursery, which we know will be the ideal space for children to enjoy.

“We’re very grateful to both Adrian and Vicki Welch for their kind donation which has helped to make this happen, and to The Foyle Foundation for such a wonderful contribution. We know this outdoor area will bring a lot of joy to children at the nursery for many years to come.”

Doncaster Deaf Trust manages a nursery, school, college, children’s home and specialist employability services for people who are deaf, hard of hearing or who have communication difficulties including autism.