Don Valley MP Caroline Flint called in on Leaps and Bounds this week to meet staff and join the children getting messy with glue.
Said Caroline: “Allison Dilworth and Lynn Henderson have created a great nursery at Leaps and Bounds. Their progress in the past nine years has been very impressive.
“I always feel that the nursery is very welcoming and it has an experienced and happy team of staff.
“The young children were very chatty and keen to show me around. Having met their dinosaurs, but when I asked “Have they been fed?”, a 3 year old put me right saying: ‘They are only toys!’ “
GETTING MESSY - Caroline joins (left to right) Stas, Olivia and Adam for a sticky session at Leaps and Bounds
“This nursery is a testament to Allison and Lynn’s determination to move on after the closure of the clothing factory they worked in. Having gained HNC and HND qualifications in working with children and young families, they are now studying at High Melton. Not only do Alison and Lynn help to balance work and family life, they also have young apprentices from North Notts College working with them.”
Allison Dilworth said: “It was brilliant that Caroline came to see our new outside play and performance area. Caroline has always championed childcare and has been very supportive of our nursery. It’s great that she keeps in touch.”
Said Caroline: “I know that Leaps and Bounds has spare places at the moment. With so many people struggling with work and the problems families have faced over tax credits, it has clearly hit the childcare sector. If the economy picked up, first rate nurseries like Leaps and Bounds would have a waiting list.”
For information about Leaps and Bounds ring 01 302 867531 or go to www.leapsandboundsnursery.com
THE LEAPS AND BOUNDS TEAM: L to r Hannah, Allison, Caroline, Elizabeth, Sandra and Lynn