Nursery to rise from pub’s ashes
Hungry Caterpillar service to provide a ‘one stop shop’ for parents
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.