Show­case for nurs­ery’s cot­tage re­vamp

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

BUTTERCUPS Nurs­ery in Chal­font Park will be show­cas­ing its new­est nurs­ery build­ing on Satur­day Septem­ber 30.

Part of the his­toric Chal­font Park Es­tate, the Gar­dener’s Cot­tage will pro­vide an ad­di­tional 32 spa­ces for lo­cal chil­dren in the nurs­ery judged ‘out­stand­ing’ by Of­sted.

Chal­font Park is steeped in his­tory. The house and gar­dens which stretch for 138 hectares were started by Charles Churchill in 1755.

Over the years the grounds have been de­vel­oped by var­i­ous own­ers and de­sign­ers in­clud­ing Lancelot ‘Ca­pa­bil­ity’ Brown, fa­mous for in­tro­duc­ing nat­u­ral­is­tic land­scapes to 170 gar­dens in­clud­ing Hamp­ton Court Palace.

The nurs­ery al­ready oc­cu­pies the Orangery and Lodge, two build­ings added to the es­tate in the early 20th cen­tury by Edwin Lu­tyens.

The Gar­dener’s Cot­tage had fallen into dis­re­pair, but thanks the ar­chi­tect Michael Jones, it has now been res­ur­rected and ex­tended for Chal­font’s next gen­er­a­tion.

Flooded with nat­u­ral light, the new build­ing pro­vides dif­fer­ent ar­eas for chil­dren to play, learn and de­velop skills with ev­ery­thing at their own height.

Ev­ery­one is in­vited to come along and see the sym­pa­thet­i­cally re­stored build­ing. If you’re cur­rently con­sid­er­ing your child­care op­tions it’s a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity to meet the friendly staff and ask any ques­tions.

And there will be lots of fun ac­tiv­i­ties for the un­der fives.

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