LOCAL nursery Bright Kids has unveiled its latest addition – a brand-new building affectionately known as ‘the Chalet’, which is set to provide additional space and improved facilities for children, staff and the local community.
And staff at the Studley nursery were thrilled to welcome Childcare Minister and Stratford MP Nadhim Zahawi for a tour.
Replacing the outgoing ‘Shack’, which had been on the grounds since the nursery opened in 1999, the Chalet will provide a new staff room and office, as well as a multi-functional room for use by nursery children and those enjoying the free weekly Stay and Play sessions that launched in January.
Mr Zahawi was very impressed with the new facility and officially unveiled it during his visit on March 9.
He said: “I had a brilliant time on my visit to Bright Kids. The new ‘Chalet’ is a fantastic space and it was obvious how much the children and staff were enjoying it. It will certainly be an asset to the nursery. I look forward to visiting Bright Kids again in the near future.”
Bright Kids group owner, Tricia Wellings, said: “We were delighted the Childcare Minister took the time to visit us and see the progress we have been making within our nursery and to talk over current Early Years issues.
“He was very impressed with the new facility, which will be a great asset to us and the local community. We offer free Stay and Play sessions to parents and under fours in the local community, so it’s great to have a new room for those. We will also use it for group sessions, including school readiness with our pre-school children.
“It’s a valuable new facility that will benefit staff, children and visitors alike.”
The Chalet is clad in wood to fit in with the natural feel of the nursery and also includes a new bespoke storage unit and a cosy space and den for the children and was built by The New Factory whose Director, Tom Shea also operates a chain of settings across the Midlands.
Bright Kids Studley offers childcare for children aged from six weeks up to five years. It also offers before and after school care and holiday club for children aged from four to 12 years.