Nursery’s new home

The offical opening of the new Ranskill Nusery on Cherry Tree Walk. Vice Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council Keith Walker cust the cake (w110321-3a)

The offical opening of the new Ranskill Nusery on Cherry Tree Walk. Vice Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council Keith Walker cust the cake (w110321-3a)

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CHILDREN and staff at Ranskill Nursery are settling in after moving into their new £500,000 home.

The nursery was officially opened earlier this month by the vice-chairman of Notts County Council coun Keith Walker.

The offical opening of the new Ranskill Nusery on Cherry Tree Walk. Vice Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council Keith Walker cust the cake (w110321-3b)

The offical opening of the new Ranskill Nusery on Cherry Tree Walk. Vice Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council Keith Walker cust the cake (w110321-3b)

Work started in August on the brick-built extension to Ranskill Primary School and the keys were handed over ready for the February opening.

The new home can accommodate up to 30 children, aged two to four.

There are 37 children on roll at the nursery this term and 42 already for next term, with more coming over the next year.

The building has a big area for the children, an office, cleaning room, large kitchen, store room and three toilets.

A climbing frame and slide will be the centrepiece of a large soft-floored outdoor play area and there is also a large grassed area for the children to play on.

“The staff and committee have worked in partnership with Notts County Council Early Years and Childcare and have been fortunate to receive funding from a capital grant for the new building,” said chair of the nursery committee Kathryn Hodgson.

“The new nursery is a wonderful facility for the children and familes from the local villages and we would like to thank everyone who has helped to make our new nursery a reality.”

Organiser Carol Freeman said: “It’s a really exciting time for Ranskill and the surounding villages.”