Train Station Day Nursery celebrating 10th birthday

Posted on 12 March 2023 Under Press

A “thriving” Radcliffe nursery at the heart of the community is preparing to celebrate its 10th anniversary this month.

The Train Station Day Nursery on Cross Street will mark a decade of educating children from Radcliffe and beyond with a series of parties beginning next week, as well as a fundraising effort for Trinity Foodbank.

The nursery prides itself on its community and charity work, including fundraising for charity Reuben’s Retreat, which provides a sanctuary for families with seriously ill children.

Assistant manager, Danielle Aitken, who has worked for the nursery for seven years said the nursery is “really thriving” adding that its parent company, Kids Zone, have opened quite a few new sites in recent years.

Her colleague, nursery manager Julie Shepley, has worked at the Train Station since its first days and says it has only got better over the years. She said: “It’s gone from strength to strength, it’s been the busiest it’s ever been this year. “It’s a really lovely company to work for, the children are really happy, and the staff are really happy too.”

Julie says the way the nursery is run has changed a lot over the years with new technology being introduced to make it easier for parents and carers to stay in contact with staff.

She added: “We’ve got a new app that we use to communicate with the parents, everything goes through the app.” “My team are really passionate, and I’m really passionate. “We want the children to have the best possible time here and we want the children to receive the best education. “The whole team are just so passionate and they will be as supportive as they can be.”

Julie says that although the nursery is “doing really well at the moment” she hopes it can improve its Ofsted rating from “good” to “outstanding” in the future.

She added that parents are so pleased with the quality of service she and her staff provide, they take in children from outside the borough and that parents continue to bring their children there even after they’ve moved away.

“We’re providing really good care for the children of Radcliffe,” she added.