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Bradford District Care Trust nursery celebrates tenth birthday
12:00am Wednesday 13th March 2013 in News
A nursery for the children of staff at Bradford District Care Trust has celebrated its 10th anniversary.
The Children's Place Nursery, in the grounds of Lynfield Mount Hospital, was officially opened in 2003 and offers childcare for parents who work at the trust.
Rebecca Williams, library information and resource manager at the trust, has used the nursery for the past five years.
Both her children Jacob, five, who now goes to school, and Holly, two, have attended full-time.
“Knowing Holly is happy, makes me happy and means I’m able to switch from mum to manager with ease,” she said.
“I’m able to get on and support my colleagues by providing high quality information or deliver specialist training without worrying about my children.
“The nursery supports me to work longer hours if needed. It’s really flexible, which makes me feel comfortable knowing I don’t have to worry about rushing to pick my children up at a certain time.
“It’s a luxury to have the nursery on the site where I work. I can nip across and talk to the staff if they have any concerns. It made it easier for me to get back to work from maternity leave.
“The staff are absolutely fantastic, they’ve always got time for you if you need to chat and the standard of care is brilliant. I’d recommend the nursery to anyone!”
Anne Whitaker, trust child care specialist service lead, said: “We have cared for hundreds of children over the past ten years and supported many families to maintain a positive work-family life balance.
“We have constantly strived to provide a first class service to all our families which is reflected in our outstanding Ofsted rating.”
For more information about the nursery contact manager Jaime Dolecki on (01274) 363146 or visit bdct.nhs.uk/childcare.