A Nantwich village play group could close because it is struggling to recruit volunteer helpers.

Willaston Pre-School group, which has been open for 25 years, will be forced to close if it can’t find a chairman, said Cllr Brian Silvester.

The pre-school runs sessions from St John’s Church Hall in Willaston, and is a registered charity run by a voluntary committee.

Cllr Silvester said: “Without enough people to dedicate some time to the school, it will be forced to close, especially if it fails to recruit a chairman.

“This will be a terrible thing for a much-loved pre-school which has provided childcare to children from Willaston, Hough, Weston, Shavington, Stapeley, Wistaston and Wybunbury since 1985.”

The pre-school is Ofsted registered for up to 24 children per session. At its last inspection it was rated as ‘Good’ in all areas.

Cllr Silvester added: “I appeal to local residents to come forward to offer to help, even if it is only for a few hours a week.

“It would be a great loss to our community if it had to close.

“It is very important for our young children to have a the best possible start in life and be able to enter primary school able to participate fully in their new classes.”

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