Becky Shore, 27, has won the lease to take over the nursery facility at the former Moredon Children’s Centre in Montrose Close and is holding an open day on 11 July for parents and pre-school children between 11am and 3pm.
She grew up in the community and attended the original Moredon Primary School on a site adjacent to the nursery building, where there are houses now.
Following a degree in Early Childhood Studies and gaining professional nursery experience, including management, Becky said it was time to take on the challenge of setting up on her own. “It’s always been my dream to open my own nursery. I had been looking for the opportunity to run one where I was brought up; the council advertisement to run the nursery came at the perfect time.
“I was very clear in my tender that providing children with a great experience, and involving parents in the way the nursery is run, was my overriding interest, rather than making profits. It’s why I’ve called it Imagination Day Nursery.
“There were a number of big childcare operators also bidding and I think my approach convinced the council selection panel that the needs of the children should be the top priority.”
Becky has had experience of working with children across the early years age spectrum and also spent a summer on Camp America when she was at college.
Imagination will offer 40 places for two to four year olds, on a full and part-time basis from 8am to 6pm, offering snacks and lunch for children who stay all day.
“My goal is to provide outstanding childcare experience in a natural environment, where children have fun learning and growing, ready to move onto school,” said Becky. “We are all going on a exciting journey together.”
To contact Imagination, mail email@example.com or call 0750 1919 057