Nursery opens in former rugby club

Owner Tracey Bridger, senior manager Lorna Tyler, owner Lenny Tyler, with Mayoress Catharine Woodliffe and Mayor of Boston Stephen Woodliffe opening the new nursery EMN-160710-162939001
Owner Tracey Bridger, senior manager Lorna Tyler, owner Lenny Tyler, with Mayoress Catharine Woodliffe and Mayor of Boston Stephen Woodliffe opening the new nursery EMN-160710-162939001

A children’s nursery has just opened in the former premises of Boston rugby club after a four month refurbishment.

Tracy Bridger and Lenny Tyler took over the building in Great Fen Road, in Wyberton Fen, in May and have overseen an extensive revamp of the premises.

They have transformed the former club house into the Great Fen Day Nursery, which opened on Friday.

The move comes eight years after the pair set up the Eslaforde Nursery, in Sleaford.

Senior manager of Eslaforde Nursery Lorna Tyler said: “Boston was chosen as the location to expand the Eslaforde Nursery Group due to the property’s extensive gardens, which provide a unique learning experience for the children.

“We could see the huge potential the club offered.

“It gave a great opportunity for us to focus on our passion for developing children’s learning and understanding through using the great outdoors.

She added: “It was a huge project, we have totally refurbished the building to make it suitable for use as a children’s nursery.

“We cater for children from six-weeks-old until the children reach primary school age and we also offer a holiday club for primary aged children during school holidays.

She added: “The setting is on the outskirts of Boston which lends itself to being very convenient for parents dropping off and collecting children without entering the busy town centre.

“We also have an allotment area so that the children can have the hands on experience of growing their own vegetables which can be used by our chef to make their meals.”

All staff are fully qualified in child care or are undertaking an apprenticeship and all staff have undergone an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

The nursery can offer 15 hours’ free government funded child care for two, three and four-year olds if eligible.