Chronicle & Echo newsclips
27th August 1987
Nursery set to celebrate
A DAY nursery set up in Rushden celebrates its first birthday on Tuesday.
The Jack and Jill day nursery in Grove Road was started in an ambitious plan by former infants school teacher Mrs. Mary Hamilton.
"Eighteen months ago, the premises in Grove Road was in a sorry state, the pipes had burst, the wiring was dangerous and the plaster falling from the walls.
"With the help and imagination of my husband Jim, the place was transformed to provide a modern nursery with a variety of large and small areas for outdoor activities, creative work and the quieter enjoyment of books", Mrs. Hamilton said.
When the nursery opened, it had only six members of staff and 38 children, now there are 38 children per half-day session with 15 members of staff, who are qualified teachers or qualified nursery nurses.
"It has been hard work but worthwhile," said Mrs. Hamilton.
To celebrate its first birthday, a tea party is being held at the nursery on Tuesday for past and present nursery children.