CHILDREN are sensing something good thanks to new state-of-the-art equipment at Weaverham Pre-school.

A special bubble tube and sensory play equipment have been installed at the facility, and staff are already seeing the benefits.

The children are finding new ways to relax, develop language and express emotions with the help of the new resources.

“The sensory space provides a multitude of benefits for our children, who are encouraged to explore touch and be engaged while remaining relaxed,” said pre-school manager Helen Walters

“The children love the bubble tube and their faces show such excitement."

Formerly called Weaverham Forest, the pre-school moved on to the grounds of Weaverham Primary Academy on Northwich Road last year.

And it is now running an additional free session for children from birth to school age, with access to an all-weather outdoor play area and messy play space, as well as baking and arts and craft activities.

All parents are welcome to visit the free stay and play sessions that are run every Thursday between 10am and 11.15am during term time.

Snacks are provided for children and hot drinks for parents.

Chair of trustees Jenny Marshall, who has run the Ofsted 'outstanding' pre-school for over a decade, said: “It’s exciting to have the chance to develop our provision for the children of this village.

“Our amazing and talented staff were part of the move, and we are thrilled with the additional space because it has given us so many more opportunities to provide the highest possible standard of care and early years education.”