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”.