Birthday fun day for West Notts College nursery

Children aged from just a few months old to their early teens will be celebrating at a special 10th birthday party at West Nottinghamshire College at the weekend.

The college’s Butterflies Day Nursery will be celebrating its 10th anniversary on Saturday August with a day filled with fun activities.

Special guests will include some of the first babies and children to be cared for at the facility when it opened in September 2001.

To date, almost 400 children have gone through the doors at the purpose-built nursery, ranked ‘Good’ in the 2007 Ofsted inspection, which is situated within the grounds of the college’s Derby Road campus.

Throughout the fun day, running from 10am to 2pm, activities will include a bouncy castle, a cake and ice cream stall, face painting, a tombola and an animal handler.

Babies from six weeks old up to pre-school five-year-olds are cared for by its team of professionally-trained nursery nurses and the facility is open for children of college staff, students as well as members of the public.

Nursery manager Kelly Pickbourne said: “We have had a very successful ten years at the nursery and we’ve watched so many children develop and grow up and we’re looking forward to seeing some of those children at our tenth birthday celebrations.

“We hope the children and their families will enjoy our special fun day and we look forward to welcoming more new faces next academic year – here’s to the next 10 years!”