New Chapter Unfolds for Formby Pre-School

1st November 2018

A much-loved pre-school in Formby is moving ahead into its next phase, serving children and families in the village and surrounding areas.

Footprints@pinetots is the new name for Pine Pixies Pre-School, and is in the process of being transferred to First Steps Enterprise Limited, a childcare organisation which operates across Sefton and Liverpool.

Owner Catherine Regan said: “It has been a wonderful seventeen years running Pine Pixies, but I feel it is time for me to move on owing to ill health. I am confident that First Steps will take the pre-school forward from strength to strength.”

Above: Catherine Regan at the facility.

Pinetots will be First Steps Enterprise’s third childcare setting adding to existing settings in Ainsdale and Netherton and be transferred formally in mid-November. Managing Director Ian Merrison said that the company is eagerly looking forward to it.

Ian explained: “We are very excited to have the opportunity to operate Pinetots. Catherine has done an amazing job over the past seventeen years, and we are looking forward to running it”.

Clarifying the slight name change, Ian added: “Footprints@ is the name we call all our settings, but we wanted to keep ‘pine’ in the title as a link to the current name, and also reflect the woods and the squirrels close to the setting.”

Based in St Luke’s Church Hall on Kirklake Road in Formby Village, the pre-school continues to be open for children aged 2 to 4. First Steps Deputy Manager, Sarah Mercer said: “Pinetots is very much open for business! This is a great community childcare setting with a dedicated staff team continuing to provide quality care.”

If you are interested in placing your child in Pinetots, please ring Martine or Lynda on       07522 011 524