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New childcare facility to launch in Blacon

10 April 2017
Two small children play with day-care worker.

A much-needed new childcare service and after school club is set to open in Blacon later this month.

Avenue Services, a joint venture between Sanctuary Group and Cheshire West and Chester Council, is overseeing a project to offer the facilities at the Dee Point building in Blacon Point Road.

Full-time day care for children up to five years old, as well as a before and after school club, will be run by Ash Tree Day Nursery, part of the successful Chestnut House Day Nursery in Saughall, from Tuesday 18 April.

A positive public consultation co-hosted by Chestnut Day Nursery, Avenue Services and the council regarding the new service was held last June.

Ash Tree Day Nursery has spent a significant amount of money refurbishing the building, which has been closed for more than a year, while Avenue Services has provided financial support and helped with restoration works.

The Council has since secured additional government funding to develop places at Ash Tree as part of its extended 30-hour childcare offer, due to start in September.

Jason Ashcroft, owner of Chestnut House Day Nursery, said: “Providing the highest level of childcare is something we pride ourselves on and this represents the perfect opportunity to expand our service into Blacon.”

Paul Knight, Head of Avenue Services, said: “We know that the childcare which was formerly provided from the Dee Point Centre is greatly missed, and we are delighted to be working with Chestnut House to bring this new vital service to the community.”

Families interested in enquiring about places can send an email to chestnuthousedaynursery@hotmail.co.uk