Children happy in their ‘fantastic’ new facilities

Children in the new nursery building at Todmorden C of E School
Children in the new nursery building at Todmorden C of E School

Children are enjoying brand new facilities after the completion of a major building project at an upper Calder Valley school.

A total of 29 three and four-year-olds have moved into a new, purpose-built room at Todmorden C of E School.

The total refit and extension, including bathrooms and a wet area, means the nursery aged children are now fully integrated into school life.

Headteacher Chris Wightman said: “It’s a fantastic addition for our school.

“The children and staff have settled in immediately and are exremely happy in their new surroundings.”

A specialist early years teacher now heads up the nursery.

Children take part in curriculum subjects including ICT and PE, as well as joining in assemblies and church activities.

Three-year-old nursery education funding for 15 hours per week, and the flexibility to add on extra hours, means children can now attend all day.

The development has allowed the National Play and Care Centre, which adjoins the school, to extend its childcare service.

The centre is taking children aged two.

There is now one room operating for two-year-olds and another for the three-year-olds, allowing a seamless transition into the main school building.

Funded places for three-year-olds are available, and so is some two-year-old funding under a local initiative.

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