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'Owls' nursery formally opened


By John Lavery


Bishop Nicholas at the opening of Little Owls with chairman of governors Helen Whitfield, headteacher George Trafford and Carson and Florence
Bishop Nicholas at the opening of Little Owls with chairman of governors Helen Whitfield, headteacher George Trafford and Carson and Florence

A new purpose-built nursery has been formally opened at Morton Church of England Primary School by the Bishop of Grantham, the Rt Rev Dr Nicholas Chamberlain.

Known as Little Owls, the new nursery can accommodate up to 30 young children at each session, offering early education and childcare for children from the age of two.

Work on the construction of the £320,000 facility began at the beginning of the year, with the project part funded by the DfE capital build programme and supported by Lincolnshire County Council’s Early Years and Childcare.

The new nursery is already proving a big hit and headteacher George Trafford said: “It is brilliant that we are able to have such an excellent facility.

"It is a super building and it has been very well received by parents.”

After cutting the ceremonial ribbon and unveiling a special plaque, Bishop Nicholas listened to the nursery children sing a special song and then made a tour of the new building.

Mr Trafford added: “We were delighted to welcome Bishop Nicholas to open our new nursery facility.

“The children have been part of our school for nearly two months and love their new building and outside area.

“We are very pleased to be able to offer high quality provision for our community.”

Parish council chairman Richard Wells attended the opening and said: “It is wonderful to see such an excellent facility completed and for it to be able to offer education and childcare to our community.”

Free 15 and 30 hours per week sessions are available at Little Owls for young children aged three and four.

The school has a number of places available for September both in Little Owls and Hedgehogs (reception).

For more information call the school office on 01778 570389.

Morton Primary School, which has 203 children on roll, is an academy within the Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust.



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