‘Outstanding’ nursery to be transformed

Little Scholars Nursery, at Randall Lines Halls of Residence in Molineux Street, will be extensively refurbished over the summer.

The £180,000 expansion will transform the children’s environment by providing additional space for excellent play-based learning facilities.

It will also enable the nursery to increase the number of places it can offer from 50 to a maximum of 68.

There will also be additional children’s toilets, a private area for University staff to breastfeed or express their milk, a confidential meeting room and the creation of additional storage.

Wolverhampton City Council awarded the nursery £90,000 and the University is match-funding the project. Eight of the 68 places at the nursery will be for the Community Terrific for Two initiative, which aims to provide high quality early learning for the community.

The nursery will remain open throughout the works but will be relocated to another building.

Little Scholars is a large open plan nursery on the ground floor of Randall Lines Halls of Residence comprising of children's play rooms, dining and creative areas.

Nursery Manager Helen Hall, said: “The team have worked really hard to create a nursery environment that is rated outstanding by Ofsted and are thrilled to be extending Little Scholars Nursery to provide excellent play based learning and offer more places for staff, students and the community.

“We are all very excited about moving into the newly refurbished Nursery in September and can’t wait to see the children’s reaction to their new space.”

Little Scholars nursery offers high quality childcare to University staff, students and members of the local community, enabling parents to pursue higher education and employment.

It was rated as Outstanding in a 2010 Ofsted inspection.

The nursery is registered to care for children between nine months and five years of age.

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For more information please contact Vickie Warren in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322736.

Date Issued: Monday, 21 July 2014

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