Nurs­ery to rise from pub’s ashes

Hun­gry Cater­pil­lar ser­vice to pro­vide a ‘one stop shop’ for par­ents

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

Hav­ing re­ceived plan­ning per­mis­sion for change of use, ren­o­va­tions are un­der­way.

The new nurs­ery will be housed in a for­mer pub­lic house, The Chal­font Phoenix, in the heart of the vil­lage, which has been closed for the last four years.

It will be ren­o­vated in­side and out­side to turn it into a nurs­ery for up to 65 chil­dren from ba­bies to school age and also of­fer par­ent­ing classes for fam­i­lies and com­mu­nity.

‘Cater­pil­lar Par­ent Ser­vices’ will en­able busy work­ing par­ents to use the nurs­ery as a one stop shop for emer­gency sup­plies, dry clean­ing and lo­cal er­rands. The nurs­ery will run reg­u­lar forest school the wider ses­sions for the chil­dren who will also have the op­por­tu­nity to at­tend weekly yoga ses­sions, French classes and mu­sic ses­sions. Oliva Fo­ley, the founder and di­rec­tor of Hun­gry Cater­pil­lars said Chal­font would be­come the com­pany’s flag­ship nurs­ery: “We are ex­cited about our new nurs­ery in Chal­font St Peter.

“The Phoenix has been empty for nearly four years so it will be great to see it brought to life again.

“This nurs­ery is par­tic­u­larly close to my heart as Chal­font is also my home and where chil­dren have grown up and gone to school.”

Hun­gry Cater­pil­lar is an award-win­ning, fam­ily-run nurs­ery group with many years ex­pe­ri­ence in the sec­tor. The com­pany has plans to open two more nurs­eries in 2017.

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