Sunhill Day Nursery in Colchester, part of The Old Station Nursery Group, welcomed member of parliament, Will Quince, into the nursery this month.
Sarah Steel, chief exec of The Old Station Nursery Group and NDNA Chair of Trustees, invited Will Quince to visit the nursery following his recent appointment as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families.
During his visit, Jo Head, deputy nursery manager at Sunhill Day Nursery Colchester, Penny Ainge, quality and training manager at The Old Station Nursery Group, and Tracy Berry, area manager at The Old Station Nursery Group met with Will Quince.
They shared with him the current challenges in the early years sector for children, staff and families; as well as their suggestions as what they felt was needed to shape the future of early years. To congratulate Will on his new role and to welcome him into his new position, the children used their expressive arts and creativity to make him a card.
Commenting on visiting Sunhill Day Nursery in Colchester, Will Quince said:
‘It was an absolute pleasure to visit Sunhill Day Nursery; to meet with the fantastic staff members and to see the children having the best time getting involved with all of the different activities the nursery has on offer for them – including creating such a lovely card for me, complete with all of the children’s handprints and handwritten names.’
Sarah Steel, chief exec of The Old Station Nursery Group and NDNA Chair of Trustees, added: ‘We really appreciate Will taking the time out of his busy schedule to visit us and welcome him back to visit at any time. We look forward to seeing lots of positive changes within the sector.’
Established in 2002 by Sarah Steel and named as the 19th largest nursery group in the UK (Nursery Chains league, March 2021), The Old Station Nursery Group comprises of 36 nurseries providing 2410 places across Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Berkshire, London, Kent, West Midlands, Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Suffolk and Essex. To find out more about The Old Station Nursery Group, please visit www.theoldstationnursery.co.uk