Leading day nursery Back to the Garden Childcare has officially broken ground at its second location on Whitbarrow Road in Lymm, burying a time capsule to mark the occasion. Founders Stewart and Jeannie Pickering were joined by parent and child Katy-Mae and two-year-old Miller and expectant nursery administrator Gina Greef from Back to the Garden’s first site in Altrincham, to mark the start of construction.
Reinforcing the connection between the two locations and leaving a lasting legacy to be discovered by children in years to come, the McGoff Construction site team buried a stainless steel time capsule filled with photos, drawings and crafts from the pre-schoolers in Broadheath.
With its innovative outdoor classroom, forest schools-based curriculum and all-seasons learning and exploration space, Back to the Garden is an expertly designed, purpose-built day care setting that focuses on organic, child-led learning through outdoor play and has enjoyed considerable success since the opening of its first site three years ago. Setting new standards in post-Covid childcare, the nursery is embarking on a period of expansion, taking its conscious approach to new locations across the North West and beyond.
Founder Jeannie Pickering said: “We are delighted to officially break ground on our second setting and excited to bring the Back to the Garden concept to Lymm. We aim to deliver the very best in childcare, based on a natural approach where children spend as much time as possible outside learning actively through outdoor play in the fresh air and developing at their own pace.
“It’s wonderful to have Miller, one of the very first children to join us at Broadheath, and his mum here with us today and also Lymm local Gina who will be transferring to the new nursery when she returns from maternity leave next year.”
The plans for the new Back to the Garden nursery in Lymm are superb; offering a safe and stimulating environment both inside and out, the nursery will allow children to explore, learn and discover in a beautifully landscaped garden complete with dedicated forest schools space.
Designed and delivered by the McGoff Group, it is part of a wider development that also includes a state-of-the-art care centre and 45 luxury apartments in a leafy conservation area setting next to the Trans Pennine Trail. A new concept in multi-generation living, the £28.25 million development will bring young and those in later life together to form a thriving new hyperlocal community with proven health, social and wellbeing benefits for all.
With construction now underway, work will continue at pace with an estimated completion date of October 2022. The team at Back to the Garden is already noting interest in the new nursery from local parents and carers. For further information or to secure your place, please visit the website or call 0800 118 2884.