Nursery back with new toys
A NURSERY group has bounced back from a miserable start to the year when vandals stole their toys from a locked shed. During the Christmas break thieves forced entry to a padlocked store and stole the collection of outdoor play equipment at Ashford Sunflower Nursery on the Stanhope estate. Despite the setback parents, staff and the community joined forces to not only replace the missing toys but expand the range. The Ray Allen Centre has funded a new sturdy storage unit and fencing and parent Lisa James donated a small dinghy which is now the base for pirate, mermaid and mock fishing adventures. Donations from Sure Start and Plane and Simple enabled a wooden friendship house to be built.