A CRECHE in Ellesmere Port is facing closure after many of its children left for primary school.

The creche at Trinity Methodist Church had proved popular with parents who could leave their children in the capable hands of the staff for two-and-a-half hours each morning from Monday to Friday.

But when a group of the children turned four and graduated to primary school, the creche were left counting the cost and now struggle to break even.

Dani Woods, whose two-year-old daughter goes to the club along with about a dozen other children each day, said: “We need to get more awareness of the club and more children starting.

“I’d be lost without the creche. I use it as one of the main childcare providers. It’s like dropping them off at their grandparents.”

The staff and mums helping the fundraising drive are currently trying to secure the complimentary hire of fancy dress costumes and are appealing for local businesses to come forward if they can help.

“They could lose the creche altogether and that would be really sad,” said Dani.

On March 10, the club will run a tombola and lucky dip at Asda and on March 24, they will pack shopping bags at the same store.

Trinity Methodist Church, Whitby Road, charges £4.50 per child each morning at 9.30am.