Mead Open Farm set to launch nursery and pre-school

A nursery and pre-school is about to open within the grounds of a popular farm attraction in LBO land.

Thursday, 30th March 2017, 12:56 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th May 2017, 6:50 pm
Mead Open Farm's new nursery and pre-school
Mead Open Farm's new nursery and pre-school

Shaggy the Cow will be joined by eager babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers from Leighton Buzzard and surrounding areas on Saturday, April 1 at the official launch of Mead Open Farm’s Day Nursery and Pre-School.

The grand occasion will run from 11am until 2pm and will see the ribbon cut by VIP guest Shaggy, Mead Open Farm’s mascot.

There will also be regular tours of the brand new nursery, which fully opens on April 3, as well as activities for younger guests including face painting.

Mead Open Farm's new nursery and pre-school

Following 18 months of planning, the venture between Kids Play Childcare and Mead Open Farm aims to provide the very best educational start and care for any child.

In addition to nature-based play and education within the nursery and nursery gardens, children will also enjoy daily supervised visits to the animals or attractions within Mead Open Farm.

Sue Heast, owner of Mead Open Farm has said: “Having a nursery and pre-school onsite at Mead Open Farm seems such a natural progression and we can’t wait to see children using the facilities.

“We are also delighted to be partnering with such an accomplished and experienced childcare organisation in Kids Play Childcare.”

Mead Open Farm's new nursery and pre-school

The modern nursery is accommodated within a separate building, with its own gardens and will cater for children from six weeks to five years of age.

The new nursery comes hot on the heels of the farm’s Activity Day Camps being recognised as Outstanding by Ofsted towards the end of last year. Full and part-time places at the nursery and pre-school are available, with funded sessions also available for 2, 3 and 4 year olds and childcare vouchers accepted.

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Mead Open Farm's new nursery and pre-school
Mead Open Farm's new nursery and pre-school