MORE than £750,000 could be spent creating a new workplace nursery and reception classroom at Victoria Road Primary School in Northwich.
Building work could begin during the summer and the Reception Class would open by March 2009.
The new nursery could become fully operational during the summer of 2009
The financing, which is made up of Government funding, was agreed at last week’s county council executive meeting. However, the scheme is still subject to planning consent and a public consultation process.
To make way for the development, the present nursery run by the school for 26 three- to four-year-olds will close, if the public consultation supports the governing body’s intentions.
A private sector firm would be brought in to run the new nursery which will have places for 49 children of working parents.
“This is good news because it has the potential to increase the supply of childcare provision in Northwich and also increases early years provision,” said lead member for children’s services David Rowlands.
“It also offers more flexibility to parents and carers. There will be greater flexibility across the day and there will also be the opportunity of buying additional hours of care.”
Northwich East and Shakerley county councillor George Mainwaring added: “This development is very important for the vision of Northwich and the people of Northwich.”