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Fulwood Leisure Centre introduces creche so parents can exercise

Posted on - 23rd January, 2016 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Cadley, Fulwood, Kid's stuff, News, Preston Council

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A new creche has opened at a leisure centre in Preston for those parents wanting to work out.

Fulwood Leisure Centre now offers on a Monday morning during term-time care for kids aged six weeks to four years.

The service, costing £1.50 an hour, was introduced at West View and has now been rolled out to the second of Preston City Council’s centres.

Councillor Veronica Afrin, executive member for culture and leisure services, said: “It can be very difficult to fit exercise into a busy schedule, particularly when you have little ones to take care of.

“This is a great partnership between ourselves and Preston College that not only helps provide a real-life training situation, but also makes life a little easier for members of the Leisure Centres.”

The creche is to be operated in partnership with Preston’s College and their early years cadet programme.

Jane McCormick. head of division society, early years and health sciences at Preston’s College said: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Preston City Council to help remove the barriers to exercise and fitness by providing a high quality crèche facility within the leisure centres. We are proud to be contributing to the training of our students while addressing the government’s health and wellbeing agenda.

“At Preston’s College we feel that the added value that this real work experience offers is making our learners ‘the most employable’.”

Booking the creche can be done via the council website or by calling 01772716085.

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