A HAYDOCK-based nursery is expanding.
Bosses at Small Wonders Day Care Nursery have opened a second site of the successful business - and say they hope to continue growing.
The new nursery was launched in Thatto Heath and has space for 84 children aged up to the age of five.
Owner Paul McKeown established the original business in 2009.
The business now employs 25 childcare professionals and offers breakfast and afterschool clubs.
Mr McKeown said: “The new nursery has been designed specifically with children’s learning and development in mind and aims to provide them with a stimulating area that encourages the development of social skills and independence.
“Our main goal is to create a learning environment that will make them happy and well adjusted.”
Nursery manager Hayley Emery said: “In order for us to provide the best service possible, we believe that we should become integrated within the community offering a wide range of facilities that contribute to the overall well being of the child. We want Small Wonders to be a family brand”
The expansion programme is thanks to funding secured from NatWest bank.
NatWest’s commercial banking team in Liverpool provided funding to help purchase the St Helens property. Barrie Keeble, Business Development Manager at NatWest, said; “Paul and the rest of his team have already established a nursery with high occupancy levels thanks to the quality of care and facilities they offer. The new St Helens nursery is based upon the same principles and we are happy to provide financial support for this project.”