New nursery opens following £270,000 investment

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A brand new nursery at Oakfield Primary School in Scunthorpe has officially opened following a £270,000 investment.

The nursery is a 26 place maintained nursery that offers learning through play, based around the foundation stage curriculum, for three and four year-olds.

The new building includes indoor play space, toilets and kitchen area. A new foundation outdoor facility completes the provision. It has been open since January 2018.

The council received £1.3m from the Government to support the implementation of 30 hours free childcare for working parents of three and four year-olds. The nursery at Oakfield Primary School is one for the schemes to be funded from this grant (£181,500). The council has covered the remaining cost (£88,500).

Topcon Construction Ltd was the contractor for the project and Newby Leisure completed the outdoor play area.

Cllr David Rose, cabinet member for Children, Families, Learning and Leisure, said: “Oakfield Primary School’s new nursery will help meet the increase in demand for Early Years places as a result of the 30 hours free childcare for working parents with children aged three and four.

“This purpose-built nursery provides a great learning environment for children to prepare for starting school. Early Years education helps give children the best possible start in life, therefore it is a priority for us and something we will continue to invest in.”