The Lime Kiln becomes the Lime Tree Children’s Day Nursery
Mike and I recently had the pleasure of meeting, and talking with Kate Greenaway and Andrea Mardel-Ferreira. These names may not ring any bells at this time but if I tell you that these two delightful ladies, are planning to make a serious commitment to Barrow-upon-Soar, by opening a full time day nursery in the village, you will realise who I mean.
Many people have been wondering what would happen to the original site of the Lime Kiln (or Trap, its alternative name) once a very popular “watering hole” for thirsty workers when they returned home after a day’s work in the local lime quarries and kilns. Speculation has been rife, with many and varied solutions being proposed. ....... but now we know the real story. The site has been purchased for the purpose of converting the pub into a day nursery, which is to be called the Lime Tree Nursery.
We decided to ask Kate and Andrea to meet with us over coffee with a view to an article for Barrow Voice. They very kindly agreed and we met them along with Kate’s young daughter (not to mention a noticeable “bump” carried by Andrea).
Both are very experienced in the field of childcare. Kate is a qualified teacher and nursery nurse. Andrea is an experienced lecturer and assessor in child care, to date for 15 years, and is now in her last year of a child care degree. It has been a huge leap of faith for them to put all their hopes and dreams together and run their own nursery.
Both women are also local to the Barrow area, and are really looking forward to setting up this interesting business. It will be run as a partnership and is scheduled to open on 1st September 2010. The Nursery has been approved by Ofsted and Charnwood Borough Council and will have a safe outside play area and shelter, as well as the assurance of safety and security for the children. Access to the nursery area will be by programmed key fob only.
The Nursery has the services of a chef supplying breakfast, lunch and tea and the food will be locally sourced. Both of the principals are themselves mothers and therefore have considerable experience of looking after children. The Nursery will cater for 75 children, from six weeks old to school age. It will be open between 7.30am - 6.00pm, Monday to Friday, and will remain open all year, excluding bank holidays.
You can phone Kate on 0774 9599145 or Andrea on 0774 9599146 to find out more.
Jan and Mike Hind
Could you be a community governor?
The Governing Body of Hall Orchard CE Primary School has vacancies for community governors and would like to invite members of the local community to put themselves forward for consideration.
Community governors bring a wide range of skills and experience to their role. They are representative of the many different groups within the community that have an interest in the school and act as a critical friend.
Governing Body meetings take place at the school during the evening. There are five governing body meetings a year plus additional working group and committee meetings, visits and training to help governors in fulfilling their role.
Being a community governor can be rewarding, stimulating and enjoyable and is an excellent way of getting to know and supporting the work of your local school.
If you are interested in becoming a community governor, please write to Frances Acton, Chair of Governors outlining your reasons for interest and what you would bring to the Governing Body,
at: Hall Orchard CE Primary School Church Street Barrow Upon Soar LE12 8HP
If you would like an informal discussion about the role of governors or would like further information, please contact Frances on 01509 413827 or Louise Dallow on 01509 620235.