Celebrations as Evesham school takes wraps off new nursery building - The Evesham Observer

Celebrations as Evesham school takes wraps off new nursery building

Evesham Editorial 15th Mar, 2023 Updated: 15th Mar, 2023   0

LITTLE learners at an Evesham school have been boosted with the opening of a new nursery building.

The new venue at St Andrew’s CE First School and Nursery was completed in December and is now open for pupils to learn and develop before starting school.

It was fully funded by Worcestershire County Council via £738,000 earned from developers behind new homes across the county.

The project included the replacement of a former mobile classroom to create new permanent facility for the nursery.

Dozens of guests, including county councillors, attended the opening event at the school, to see first-hand the new venue.




Headteacher Andrea Bailey, said: “The Governing Body recognised for a number of years access to high-quality pre-school provision would be lost to the St Andrew’s community if the decaying former mobile classroom which was previously on-site was not replaced.

“We are delighted funding became available to the school and this wonderful new building will safeguard nursery places for the future.


“The already very popular nursery with its bright, vibrant and spacious rooms, outside garden and access to an extensive forest school site is a real strength to the school.

“Ofsted visited the setting recently and were very impressed with what they saw and the vision for the future, giving children the best possible start.”

Cabinet Member for Education at Worcestershire County Council, Coun Tracey Onslow said: “This completed project is one example of how we’re committed to improving educational offering and provision for children across the county.”

“The County Council recognises investing in children and young people is vital to provide them with the best start in life.

“Whilst this is delivered through a range of different providers, including maintained schools and academies, the County Council supports all schools, educational providers and early years settings to meet high quality standards. ”

The project and was brought about to provide high quality school led nursery provision to support sufficiency need within Evesham.

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