New premises for Newark's Old Station Nursery

Article By: Richard Howard, News Editor

Staff and children of The Old Station Nursery, in Newark, will soon be moving into new premises, in the shape of a refurbished listed property, Martin Forster House, which will be officially opened early next month.

The new building's dedicated babies' room

The business held a launch party last week, which was attended by local MP Patrick Mercer and allowed children and their parents a chance to look around the new site, developed in collaboration with Langleys Solicitors LLP.

Sarah Steel is managing director of The Old Station Nursery Ltd, who have nine nursery sites in total. Ms Steel is pleased with the qualities of the new facility and that the provision offered to local parents will subsequently be doubled from 30 to 60 children, commenting: “I am delighted with the new setting. It is a bright and vibrant building which will allow the children the freedom to play, learn and develop both indoors and outside.

Nursery manager Alison Holmes teaching children in one of the new classrooms

“The relocation also safeguards 15 jobs and provides an opportunity for further growth of the nursery, helping to retain much needed pre-school childcare facilities in the heart of Newark.”

Newark MP Patrick Mercer also spoke highly of what he saw, saying: “The new nursery is exactly what working mothers need in Newark. I was incredibly impressed by the facilities that have been created and by the cheerfulness and charm of the staff.”

Nursery manager Alison Holmes feels the new site offers extensive learning opportunities, saying: “Everyone who has seen the setting so far, including children, staff and parents, has been very impressed.

“The building has lots of history and it’s been really well refurbished. The new setting will allow us spread our activities out across three floors, rather than the one large room which we currently have, and give us a separate room for the babies to be looked after.”

Staff and youngsters cutting the ribbon with help from Newark MP Patrick Mercer


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