The future looks bright for village’s youngest generation

St Boswells Nursery, Playgroup and Toddler Group recently held a successful spring fair.

This is the first time that they have had this event, and it was very successful with many parents, carers and villagers being welcomed to join in the fun at the new premises; as after a long search for alternative premises, the nursery and playgroup were finally able to move from the village hall into part of St Boswells Royal British Legion in January.

The move needed to happen because inspections over a number of years had found that the hall was not fit to be used for the provision of a care service, due to inadequate heating over winter.

After a huge amount of effort from joiners to cleaners, from painters to removals, with the careful organisation of nursery chairperson Karen Marshall, working closely with Ralph Douglas, chair of the Legion branch, the move became a reality.

The staff and committee recognise that the move only happened because it became a community project and so many people gave their free time and skills willingly, as well as many who donated various items, such as paint, kitchen units, washing machines, etc. and generous financial donations. Thanks must also go to the Royal British Legion for its support, the village hall committee who accommodated our needs over the years, and to the nursery and playgroup staff who worked above and beyond their usual hours to help make the move happen.

The nursery and playgroup have a bright, cheery and cosy room to help develop St Boswells’ youngest generation. The toddler group also has the luxury of space in the main village hall, so the future looks bright for them.

The toddler group continues to meet on Tuesdays in the main village hall (9.30-11.15am) for children aged up to two-and-a-half years.

Anna Rathie,

(wages treasurer)

St Boswells Nursery