Cumbria Early Years Development & Childcare Partnership are delighted to support a new Neighbourhood Nursery to be set up in Longtown. Longtown Day Nursery will receive £99k revenue funding and over £19k capital funding from the Partnership to provide 22 new childcare places in the area. The funding will assist with running costs in the first three critical years as the nursery becomes established.
Nurseries and childcare places, which are established using Neighbourhood Nursery funding, are situated in selected areas of Cumbria which qualify for targeted assistance. They will provide high quality, affordable childcare to local parents, and ensure that their opening hours and policies are helpful to parents who want to work and take up training opportunities.
County Councillor Joan Stocker, Cabinet Spokesperson for Education says
“I am delighted that this money has now been secured so such an important initiative can get under way in Longtown. We have a strong commitment to the services that we provide to the under fives and access to good nursery education and childcare are essential to contribute to the well-being of families and educational progress. Neighbourhood Nurseries are one of the Government’s major childcare initiatives which is managed in Cumbria by the Early Years Development & Childcare Partnership. Neighbourhood Nurseries will create over 600 new full day-care places throughout the County over the next three years. I wish Longtown Day Nursery every success.”
Liz Park, Longtown Day Nursery Manager is delighted to have secured this funding. She says
“It took a great deal of hard work putting together the business plan for Longtown Day Nursery and I am delighted that this hard work has paid off. I have had a lot of feedback from parents and local businesses who are very pleased that this facility is now available going to be available to them in Longtown.”
Helen Sykes, Partnership Business & Financial Advisor for Cumbria Early Years Development & Childcare Partnership says
"Liz has put a tremendous effort into achieving this funding to enable her to realise a long-held vision and deserves every success. This facility is a first for Longtown, and will bring real benefits for all local parents trying to balance work and family commitments"