Children thank Maggie as she steps down at nursery
The children and staff at an Ashford pre-school have said farewell to the longserving owner, who has decided to retire after 25 years working with children.
Mother of two Maggie Beswick has owned the Step-by-Step nursery, in Upper Vicarage Road, in Kennington, for the past 18 years.
Before opening Step-by-Step, Maggie ran a nursery from her home.
Grandmother Maggie celebrated her retirement on Monday at the nursery’s annual end of term strawberry tea party.
She said: “I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the staff that have worked for me for their commitment and dedication.
“Not forgetting the children, who it has been a pleasure to see grow in confidence and ability during their time at the nursery.”
Keen gardener Maggie will now spend time in her garden and plans to travel with her husband, Chris.
The Step-by-Step nursery will continue under new owner Katy Keeler, who has worked alongside Mrs Beswick for several years.
Ashford Step-by-Step nursery owner Maggie Beswick surrounded by youngsters wishing her well on her retirement