Showcase for nursery’s cottage revamp
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.