An Avenues nursery which has been nurturing children for 30 years has opened a new pre-school in a church hall.
Rainbows Nursery already has a centre in Salisbury Street, west Hull, but a second pre-school setting at St Ninian’s Hall in Chanterlands Avenue is now open and accepting applications.
The site, has undergone a huge makeover and can look after up to 36 youngsters.
Jenny Jenkinson is chief officer of Hull Community and Voluntary Services (CVS) who acquired Rainbow Nursery in 2012 to save it from going out of business. She is confident the new pre-school, which will operate during term-time, can be a success and cater for children in the community.
Mrs Jenkinson said:
It’s important for us to give first class quality care to children and that is what we will do. We bought the Salisbury Street site and we have really turned it round. Since then, we’ve been looking for a way to increase the service we can give. One of the problems we had was that we had a lot of teachers with children who wanted a term-time only service. The hall was being given up and they asked if we were interested. We went along, looked around and we immediately said yes
After procuring the new hall, work began to modernise the premises and a number of extensive changes have been made to “bring it up to standard
Explaining the layout of the new look pre-school, Mrs Jenkinson said:
As you go into it, immediately to the right you have got the imagination play area. Then you’ve also got an around the world area and a construction area where children can play with bricks and learn dexterous type skills. There’s also a textiles area with different textures so it is all laid out well and there is a big creative station in the middle too. The doors will always be open too as much as possible so that they can go outside to play
The new pre-school will be operating during term time between 8am and 5.30pm Monday to Friday.
It can cater for children aged between two and five with fully funded places available.
Anyone who requires more information should contact Rainbow Nursery on 01482 448764
Source: The Hull Daily Mail