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Expanding day nursery provider kidsunlimited has reported on a high level of demand for its latest facility in Carshalton, since opening its doors on January 14.
Currently registered as operating 65 day nurseries, all of which are in England with the exception of one Glasgow facility, the Carshalton site has been developed in line with the company’s vision for versatile and age-specific learning.
There are separate play areas for babies, toddlers and pre-school age ranges, as well as outdoor play areas that include a large garden for children to explore and also a beach and water play area.
Nursery manager Jasmina Haigh comments: “I would like to thank everyone who has helped ensure the nursery has had the best possible start. Since opening our doors in mid-January, the nursery has gone from strength to strength. Everyone who visits can’t help but be impressed with our stunning facilities and impressive education programmes. I believe the nursery offers a magnificent setting in which children can flourish and love learning forever.”
Bright Horizons Carshalton Day Nursery and Preschool is situated to suit the lifestyle of parents who commute into London and is the second new day nursery the group has opened this year, with another new facility opened in Wandsworth.
kidsunlimited were one of the few day nursery providers to respond positively to the Government’s announcement that staff-to-child ratios are to be increased, although chief executive Ros Marshall stressed that a cautious approach was needed to ensure the best was made of each nursery’s capabilities.
Mr Marshall comments: “With regard to the proposed changes to the statutory ratios, it seems to us right that responsible providers should have increased power of decision in this matter. However, it is a flexibility we propose to use cautiously, always in the interests of children and only after consultation with all of our parents, as the level of qualifications of our staff rises. We will not simply change our policy and increase the number of children that we expect a member of staff to look after.”