Today saw the new Little Adventures Nursery at Victoria Park officially opening its doors with the ribbon being cut by Mayor of Bridgwater, Cllr Liz Leavy. A number of parents with children at the Nursery turned up alongside VPCC staff and Bridgwater Town Councillors and were all shown round both the very popular baby room and garden and then the age 2-5 area room complete with dressing up area, role play and sensory room and outside space which also comes with a Forest School area. Victoria ward town Councillor Liz Marsh said “The facilities are amazing and the staff were welcoming and clearly already much loved by the children and parents alike. Although the official opening is today, the Nursery opened its doors to children in September. It has a fantastic atmosphere and extra features such as the sensory room are clearly setting this facility apart and are clearly much enjoyed. The other new idea of flexible childcare for those parents and carers working shifts or various different hours is absolutely brilliant and much needed as well.”
Cllr Mick Lerry, Chairman of the VPCC Trustees, said “When the previous nursery suddenly closed it was important to establish an alternative provision as quickly as possible for parents, carers and children. The Trustees at Victoria Park Community Centre are so pleased with Little Adventures and the way that new nursery has provided nursery provision. The flexibility of the service for babies and young children allows parents to be able to continue working, which is extremely important. The staff at the Nursery work with children in a safe enclosed environment and the children can also enjoy the outdoors in separate safe areas as well. Little Adventures Nursery is providing a much needed service for residents and children locally and parents and children can access the other services and activities at the Community Centre as well”.
Board member Cllr Liz Marsh added “Seeing the children rush over to the staff with big smiles to tell them all about what they’ve been doing and the staff greeting them with clearly genuine interest and enthusiasm was really great to see. The whole atmosphere is lovely and the nursery itself was not only purpose built but the facilities, such as the sensory room, the Doug and Melissa branded dress up area, the forest school area and all of the airy and light space in which to explore, play and learn are second to none, certainly in Bridgwater.”
“ We were given a tour of the baby room as well where the youngest is 6 months and that was equally as fantastic. The babies were all extremely content and had plenty to play with and the staff were engaging and warm. With their own separate outside space as well the youngest members can explore and enjoy the fresh air without any worry of being caught up in the energetic enthusiasm of the older ones, yet they can still see and engage with them if they wish. Having the baby provision and the much needed flexible hours all year round along with the varied freshly cooked menu direct from the on-site café is amazing and the feedback that Cllr Mick Lerry and myself have been getting from parents and carers about this new Nursery has all been extremely positive. We couldn’t be more delighted with the work that the Nursery team have put in and the fantastic start that they have made. It’s an absolutely wonderful asset to not only our Community Centre at Victoria Park but without a doubt to Bridgwater as a whole.”