To mark the 10th Anniversary milestone, Mary's is sharing 10 stories and memories of its staff, trustees, volunteers and service users throughout the years. #Marys10

Natasha Frederick, Mary's Preschool Parent

When did you first come to Mary's?

My three year old daughter has been attending Mary's Preschool since September 2018. I luckily managed to secure a space for her several months before she turned two years as I was trying to get back into work and hoped for the best. 

What did you get involved with?

I currently use the nursery service but have been considering the play scheme facilities during the holidays as I have an older son who would most likely enjoy this. I Also have my eye on ballet class for my daughter, but as she's currently learning gymnastics and swimming, I will see how she gets on with that for now. But it's nice to know that we have a local centre offering many facilities just on our door steps. 

How has Mary's made an impact on your life?

Mary's Preschool has enabled me to re-enter work on a part-time basis and has also benefited my daughter whereby she is around children of similar ages and has adapted well within the nurseries environment. She continues to develop on a day to day basis, and the strong ethos of the nursery has been created within our home.

Why should others get involved?

I definitely would recommend Mary's Preschool, the nursery setting is cute/intimate and perfect for little ones. It can be such an overwhelming experience for little ones and parents too, so it's nice knowing that you're leaving your children in a secure and caring environment. The staff are very welcoming and are attentive to the children's needs, as as a parent that makes me feel so at ease. 

Read about more of the people who have helped build Mary's into the organisation it is today. Celebrate with us as we discover where they are now and what they gained during their time at Mary's.