Two new nurseries to provide care for 70 children in Mansfield

Two new nurseries in Mansfield are set to offer childcare to 70 children in the area.

By Lucy Roberts
Tuesday, 21st July 2020, 11:22 am
Updated Tuesday, 21st July 2020, 11:23 am
NurseriesRUs purchased the two new sites in February.
NurseriesRUs purchased the two new sites in February.

NurseriesRUs purchased two sites in the town in February as part of ambitious growth plans to widen its offering in the region.

But like many childcare providers, the business was forced to close its doors to the majority of its customers just a few weeks later as the coronavirus crisis escalated.

Thanks to a bank loan, the nursery was able to ensure that one of the sites could remain open during the height of the pandemic, providing care for up to 17 families of key workers across both nurseries.

Staff also stayed in touch with families during lockdown through interactive home learning and virtual story time sessions.

Once fully operational, the sites will help to provide a combined 70 childcare places for children across Mansfield.

Dr Heena Purohit, director at NurseriesRUs, said: “The two new sites in Mansfield were a perfect fit for our model. They offer a warm and welcoming environment for children to learn in, with a brilliant reputation locally and a hard-working, dedicated team. Their tireless efforts have been so important in recent months and helped us to do our bit to support key workers by keeping our doors open.

“The finance package we received from Lloyds Bank provided us with the security to be more flexible and to get back on track so quickly.

"W e look forward to building our reputation here in Mansfield.”