IMAGES: Young people enjoy the new buildings of the crèche in Taunton
YOUNG PEOPLE at a Taunton crèche took advantage of new facilities at the start of a new term – in a new building.
Owlet’s nursery, based at Minerva Primary School, saw a construction project start in March that was carried out in three phases, with the nursery expansion being the final and most important phase.
The capacity of the nursery has doubled from 24 to 40 and they now have a huge outdoor space with two large shelters allowing them to play outside in any weather.
In addition to the nursery, the project included the expansion and renovation of the classrooms in years 1 and 2, an enlarged and renovated class room in years R and 1, a new staff room, a renovated student kitchen. and a new welcoming lobby decorated by a local artist with plans for children to add their own artistic touch.
Sophie Furse, Owlets Nursery Manager, said: “The kids and staff are excited to start over in their newly expanded, renovated and decorated nursery and classroom spaces.
“From the start the Owlets have been busy playing indoors using the new space and have also played outdoors.
“This is going to have such a positive impact on the children and will allow us to offer more activities and sessions and to increase our number.
“We are also looking forward to offering support to parents and caregivers by hosting coffee mornings and organizing sessions and opening a library in the reception area. ”
A spokesperson for The Redstart Learning Partnership, which runs the facility, said: “It was quite a journey for the staff and students at Minerva Primary School and Nursery, but it was worth it. wait.
“The new spaces are bright and clear and offer fantastic learning and play environments.
“We can’t wait to see the students thrive and enjoy their enhanced environments. It’s wonderful that Owlets can offer sessions to parents and toddlers and settle in to members of the local community and we look forward to seeing many more children enjoying the spaces. ”