TWO former Merton House teachers have set up a nursery in Chester.
Kia McGrath and Millie Garrett, who left the Abbots Park school a year before it closed in July, have opened City Foundation Nursery in a a large, spacious, former church hall in City Road.
Millie said: “Kia and I have worked together for many years and have more than 20 years experience in an early years setting.
“Our motto is : ‘A nursery school with traditional values where children flourish.”
Millie is keen to take advantage of the nursery’s city location and pupils take a daily walk in neighbouring Grosvenor Park or further afield to Edgar’s Field in Handbridge.
“Our philosophy is based on creativity,” said Millie. “And we encourage our children to achieve their full potential.
“Input from parents is so important to us and we believe that the nursery should be an extension of the children’s families.”
Clare Hogetts, whose child was taught by Kia McGrath, said: “If only you could clone Kia McGrath so that every child could experience her amazing gift as a teacher– a real, modern day Mary Poppins.”
Parent Gail Wundke added: “Millie Garrett has a unique understanding of and communication with children.”
The nursery opened at the beginning of the September school term with five pupils with a capacity for 16. It offers two sessions per day and breakfast and lunch can be provided. There is an outdoor courtyard area.
City Foundation Nursery is open Monday to Friday from 8am -5pm with an extra 5-6pm slot for working parents. For more information or to arrange a visit contact Kia McGrath on 07432086669, Millie Garrett on 07432086667 or email cfnschester@ aol.com