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Thursday, 04 September 2008
Bolton School Nursery is 10 years old and it has been busy celebrating a very successful decade.
Staff and children were joined at a birthday party by governors, the Heads of the different schools that make up the Bolton School Foundation, ex-cooks, finance staff and Senior School pupils who had been amongst the first intake at the Nursery. There was a rousing version of Happy Birthday sung by the children and the adults celebrated with bucks fizz and birthday cake.
Most importantly, the best time was had by the children themselves. There was lots of entertainment, including a bouncy castle, face-painting, games such as hook-a-duck, balloons and a wonderful performance by a magician. The children then enjoyed their own mid-afternoon tea party.
Cutting the birthday cake, the Nursery School Manager, Mrs Claire Thompson, said:
I've been here since the beginning and it has been a wonderful 10 years, thanks are due to the parents of the children who have supported us over the years, as well as all staff, past and present, Mrs Crawforth, Head of the Infants' School, for her continued support, advice and guidance and to the support departments of Bolton School. We must be doing something right as we have a very healthy waiting list!
Over the last ten years 585 children have passed through the nursery doors, many of whom have gone on to study at Bolton School. There are currently 90 children on the register and 30 children due to start over the next 12 months.
In its ten year existence the Nursery has many claims to fame including being the first nursery in the UK to install webcams, it was the first small business to go through the revised IIP Standards in the North-West and was one of the first nurseries in Bolton to achieve Quality Counts standards recognition. The Nursery has just completed its third review with glowing reports and has an excellent Ofsted report.
We wish it all the best for the next 10 years!
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