Corby’s old rectory, which later become the town’s Scout headquarters, has been given a facelift and re-opened as a nursery.
The building in The Nook, in the Old Village, was previously known as Hightrees and was used by the Scouting Association from 1969 until 2005.
Since then it has been unoccupied, but on Monday (November 11), after a major refurbishment, it opened for business as The Rectory Nursery School.
Corby Council and Gabriel Care Homes, a Northamptonshire-based company, worked closely on the project to ensure that the historic building was restored to provide a much-needed pre-school for Corby.
Permjit Garcha, a director of the nursery, said: “We are committed to making nursery and pre-school years a happy and rewarding experience for every family we serve.”
Corby mayor, Cllr Judy Caine, officially opened the nursery which has open plan rooms, large outdoor play areas, CCTV monitoring and parking on site.
It will cater for children from three months to five.