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New ‘Garden Oasis’ open for Children at Kids Planet Sheepbridge

A brand-new outdoor garden oasis and forest school area have opened at Kids Planet Sheepbridge, one of five centres operated by the childcare firm in the Chesterfield area.

The well thought out garden environment offers children at the nursery on Dunston Trading Estate, Foxwood Road, the opportunity to explore and discover the natural world.

Designed and created in partnership with Newby Leisure, the garden, which includes a herb planting area, natural water features, mud kitchen and sandpit offers children a space full of sensory richness and away from technology.

Nursery Manager, Sarah Jones who believes it is essential for children to have the opportunity to spend time outdoors to build an important connection with the natural world said: ‘We were honoured here at Kids Planet Sheepbridge to have the Mayor of Chesterfield attend our setting. She spoke about the amazing charities she supports, which as a setting, we hope to raise funds for in the future.  The team have put in an incredible amount of work to create our fabulous outdoor space and the children are loving the time spent in their new outdoor environment”.

Speaking at the opening, The Mayor of Chesterfield, Cllr Glenys Falconer said: “I was honoured to be invited to officially open the new outdoor area at Kids Planet Day Nursery Sheepbridge.  The staff were professional and informative, and I was amazed by the standard of the new high quality, stimulating environment provided by the nursery.  Kids Planet Sheepbridge is a lovely place for children to attend, and I look forward to hearing more about the Forest School classes they are running.”

The nursery, previously owned by Excellence in Childcare before being acquired by the award-winning, family-owned Kids Planet group in 2019, caters for babies to preschool and is open Monday to Friday, 7:30 am till 6:00 pm, 52 weeks of the year.  It also offers an Out of School and Holiday Club available for children from 4 to 11 years.

For details or to register a place, contact Sarah Jones at sheepbridge@kidsplanetdaynurseries.co.uk

Kids Planet supports the marketing and economic growth of the town through Chesterfield Champions, a network of over 180 organisations across Chesterfield and North Derbyshire.