Co-op-run nursery opens in Thrapston

A nursery run by the Co-op has opened its doors in Thrapston after an extensive refurbishment.

The Co-operative Childcare nursery, in Huntingdon Road, will cater for 79 children in the area, between the ages of three months and five-years.

The Co-op says it has invested about £125,000 in the site and this has created 22 jobs.

A spokesman said: “The nursery, which has benefitted from a complete refurbishment throughout, includes four home rooms each specific to a different age range, some of which have direct access to the re-developed outside Eden artificial grass area, that features added activity spaces such as a built-in sandpit and improved security with extended fences.”

Mayor Peter Baden and MP Andy Sawford attended an open day on Saturday to help celebrate the launch of the new nursery.

Sara Deacon, nursery manager, said: “We are really looking forward to officially opening in November and showing people the wonderful changes that have been made here. This significant investment in the nursery facilities will create the ideal surroundings to nurture our children.

“As well as the upgrade, we will offer many activities in addition to the core learning and play that supports the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework and will continue to encourage development. We are looking forward to welcoming children over the coming months.”