Mayor Gerry Curran and his Mayoress Caroline Howarth recently joined a host of VIPs, families and children to celebrate the opening of the Moorlands Community Nursery and Early Years Centre in Bath.
TV presenter Martin Roberts, from Homes under the Hammer, cut the ribbon to officially open the nursery and then read the children a story in the newly refurbished outdoor learning space.
Martin read from one of the children’s books he has written, promoting children’s emotional development, his Villes series.
Ken Littlewood chair of the Board of First Steps Trustees thanked all the people who have been involved in the new build project, many of those who gave time and expertise for free.
Roz Lambert Chief Executive at First Steps said: “Today’s celebration is our chance to thank staff, parents and children who have supported First Steps through the long and often difficult process of replacing a building, we now have a chance to continue to work with parents and this community to ensure that every child is able to reach their potential for generations to come.
“This project demonstrates what can be achieved when a local charity works with the local businesses and the local authority to improve outcomes in a community.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank Loraine Morgan-Brinkhurst MBE and her Morgan-Brinkhurst Events team who organised the fantastic celebration event.
“Moorlands Community Nursery is open all year around and has spaces for 65 children from babies to children starting school and an after school / holiday club.
“To ensure an integrated service for families a new parent’s room is available where parents can meet up with Early Years professionals.”