A NEW nursery has opened in the city.

King’s St Alban’s held the official opening of the nursery at its Worcester city centre campus.

The ribbon was cut by William Butler from Worcester Warriors who delighted some of the older pupils of the school by chatting to them about his rugby career on Thursday, November 14.

He said: “It’s been so inspiring spending time with the next generation, they had some fascinating questions and kept me on my toes with the Q&A sessions.

“It’s been lovely to be part of the official opening too. The little ones are so lucky to have such a wonderful space to explore, both inside and outside.”

The Nursery, which has been operational since the start of September, has recently been transformed by the acquisition of a neighbouring house and subsequent expansion of its outdoor learning area.

It now has two large classrooms, a large outside play area for children to explore and enjoy, and they can also use the Pre-Prep library and Forest School.

Anne Ling, who has a daughter in the nursery as well as older children in the Junior School said: “My daughter started in September and has settled in really well. She loves it there and enjoys every session. All of the staff are brilliant too.”

Richard Chapman, the school’s headmaster, congratulated the school and staff on the facility.

He said: “It’s been a long journey to get here, but we are delighted to be up and running and now offering full year-round nursery provision.

“We researched carefully what parents wanted from a nursery and considered facilities, timings and ethos. We are extremely grateful to all those who have supported the plans and helped make this happen.”

The nursery was opened on Thursday, November 14 and marks 10 years since the King’s Pre-Prep building was built.

The nursery will run 7.45am to 6.00pm for pre-school children aged two to four years.