Hendon gets all-day nurs­ery

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMUNITY - BY CHAR­LOTTE OLIVER

A NURS­ERY pro­vid­ing full-time child­care will open at Hendon’s Beis Hame­drash Nish­mas Yis­roel Sy­n­a­gogue in Septem­ber.

Its founder, child­min­der Tracy Lewis, said the nurs­ery would fill an im­por­tant need for work­ing moth­ers by cater­ing for chil­dren up to the age of four from 8.30am un­til 6pm.

“I had been do­ing child­mind­ing from home for chil­dren up t o the age of two for the past five years, but I no­ticed a big de­mand from work­ing mums who needed longer hours for their older chil­dren,” Ms Lewis ex­plained.

“They need that all-day care, but they also want that Jewish in­flu­ence.

“The par­ents want them to do dav­en­ing and learn brachahs. They don’t want their chil­dren com­ing home ask­ing for Christ­mas trees and know­ing noth­ing about Chanu­cah — and that be­comes more im­por­tant as they get older.

“We found the premises a few months ago and now have the space to cater for 30 kids.”

The nurs­ery will close only for the fes­ti­vals and Bank Hol­i­days.

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