The Outram Playcentre hopes to boost numbers to avoid closing
some of its programmes.
The centre runs sessions on Mondays, Wednesdays, and
Thursdays and caters to 15 families.
Outram Playcentre co-president Rachel Wilson said the centre
was looking to boost its numbers to make it economically
viable to afford a paid supervisor, especially for its Monday
Boost to School Programme.
The centre received funding based on enrolments and even
finding three or four more children for Boost to School would
make a difference, she said.
''We just want to get it out there that we do have a good wee
centre,'' she said.
The Boost to School programme consisted of semi-structured
sessions aimed at getting children aged 3 and a-half to 6
ready for school.
The group had a set amount of time to focus on such things as
the weather or numbers.
The rest of the time was free play, and the older pupils
would go to Outram School for music with the new-entrant
''It's a good stepping stone before heading to school,'' Mrs
The general playcentre groups catered for children aged up to
5, with children being encouraged to learn while they played.