Mallusk Playgroup finds a new home

Nursery Assistants Karen Morgan, Karen Kyle, Lynsey Hutchinson, Julie Vauls and Angela McGrath from Mallusk Community Playgroup pictured at the opening of their new premises at the Academy Sports Club. INNT 43-422-RM
Nursery Assistants Karen Morgan, Karen Kyle, Lynsey Hutchinson, Julie Vauls and Angela McGrath from Mallusk Community Playgroup pictured at the opening of their new premises at the Academy Sports Club. INNT 43-422-RM

Staff and pupils at Mallusk Community Playgroup celebrated the official opening of their new accommodation in the grounds of the Academy Sports Club recently.

The playgroup was forced to move out of the nearby Methodist Church two years ago following a number of flooding incidents, and took up temporary residence at the War Memorial Orange Hall in Templepatrick.

Official sponsor Tony Packer cuts the cake with playgroup leader Julie Vauls and Karen Kyle. INNT 43-426-RM

Official sponsor Tony Packer cuts the cake with playgroup leader Julie Vauls and Karen Kyle. INNT 43-426-RM

Julie Vauls, playgroup 
leader, said that staff and children were “absolutely delighted” to make the move into their new purpose-built accommodation at the Academy Club.

The playgroup, which has been going for seven years, is full to capacity, with 30 children on its register and others on a waiting list to get in.

Looking to the future, playgroup staff are now setting their sights on raising money for new flooring and to 
create a garden at the rear of the building.

For more information check out ‘Mallusk Community Playgroup’ on Facebook.