Expansion for West Midlands nursery group

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Shooting Stars Nurseries has acquired a fourth nursery setting in Wolverhampton.

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The 86-place nursery will open in the autumn, after major refurbishment works are undertaken on the property, which formerly housed an adult education centre.

Childcare provision will be located on the ground and first floors, with the second floor housing training and staff rooms.

Enlarge Image shooting-stars-nurseryThe small existing rooms will be opened up into fewer, larger spaces as part of the refurbishment, and access to the two outside areas will be improved. Features including sunken garden areas, tunnels and dens will be added to the outdoor space, and a secure reception area with double-entry system will be set up.

Like all the settings in the Shooting Stars group, the new nursery will feature state of the art security systems including CCTV, a fingerprint entry system and NurseryCam, a secure webcam facility for parents to view live images of their children as they play.

The new nursery will create around 30 new jobs.

Area manager Natalie McNamara said, ‘It’s very exciting to be opening our new nursery in Wolverhampton in late October-early November. We would definitely like to expand even more but we like to make sure that each nursery is in place and settled before we open another one.

‘Our priority is always to provide excellent childcare first and foremost. But with our group turning five this year we would certainly be looking to expand further if we continue to be this successful.’

The Shooting Stars Nurseries group, which has settings based in Stourbridge, Gloucester and Hinckley, was established in 2009 by owner Jon Higgins, who purchased his first nursery after struggling to find childcare for his own young son.