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Dean Close adds new site to its growing nursery group

Cheltenham-based Dean Close Foundation has revealed the opening of its sixth 'Little Trees Nursery' this September, subject to Ofsted approval.

Based at Airthrie Independent School, Little Trees Christ Church will be the second Cheltenham branch for the Little Trees group, alongside its Lansdown site which opened its doors in 2017.

Dean Close said the new nursery will cater for children aged 0-4 years-old and be a small-setting, discreet nursery, providing excellent teaching facilities.

With experience in setting up 52 week per year nurseries, Dean Close's nurseries are said to be major feeders to its primary and secondary schools, giving a natural opportunity for children to get to know the Foundation's surroundings and facilities.

Dean Close added that the new nursery at Airthrie will give greater choice to families when choosing an early years education for their child.

Charlene Burgess, Little Trees area manager said: "Since launching Dean Close Nurseries six years ago, they have proven to be very successful and contribute enormously to our family of schools and nurseries.

"Little Trees was rebranded in March 2021 and the success of this has been phenomenal; places at our nurseries are popular and, in some cases, full.

"The closest Little Trees nursery to Airthrie is Little Trees Lansdown, which is so popular it has been turning children away for some months now.

"Little Trees Christ Church will fill their places with some of the children from this waiting list as well as opening up to any existing Airthrie families who would find this provision attractive."

Karen Green, nursery manager for Little Trees Lansdown, will also be responsible for the day-to-day management of Little Trees Christchurch initially, for the first term.

For more information Little Trees and enrolling your child, click here. You can also book a tour here.

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