Nursery is open for business

West Lindsey District Council leader Coun Burt Keimach opens the new Town and Country Kiddies nursery in Market Rasen.
West Lindsey District Council leader Coun Burt Keimach opens the new Town and Country Kiddies nursery in Market Rasen.

A NEW £250,000 nursery has been officially opened less than three months after suffering a major setback.

Market Rasen nursery Town and Country Kiddies has taken over the town’s former children’s home, Ashleigh House. It has renovated the building to provide 66 extra childcare places – and create up to 21 new jobs for the area.

The nursery - officially opened by West Lindsey District Council leader Burt Keimach – had been due to open earlier in the year but was targeted by copper thieves who ripped out all the piping from the walls causing a terrible flood and damage to the ceilings.

Coun Keimach – who was excited to be part of the official opening – said he was “extremely proud” of the childcare facility and “very impressed” by the refurbishment of the former county council children’s home.

He and other people who attended the event – including Market Rasen town councillors – were served afternoon tea and given an tour of the nursery.

The new nursery - known as Chestnut House - will run a special Forest Schools curriculum based on outdoor learning, which Town and Country Kiddies managing director Louise Davies says will “put Market Rasen on the map”.