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Children Take First Steps in Grandhome as Nursery School Opens

The pitter patter of tiny feet is being heard in Aberdeen’s newest community as Grandhome opens its first nursery school.

Banana Moon, located at the edge of the new development in Bridge of Don, offers children aged from three months to five years day care Monday to Friday including education, activities and meals. The small nursery can accommodate up to 44 children and is part of an award-winning franchise of day nurseries across the UK, including two others in Aberdeen.

Terry Wiseman, Nursery Manager at Banana Moon in Bridge of Don, commented: “Banana Moon has always been about offering early years’ childcare that is excellent quality, flexible, friendly and stress free for families – something that many parents and guardians in Aberdeen have called for. Part of a further two outlets in Aberdeen, we are so pleased to now offer that support to families in the Bridge of Don area.

“The nursery is a safe place for children to learn, play and interact whilst being cared for by highly trained teachers and professionals in a loving and secure environment. We even have a resident ‘therapet’ nursery dog called Hilda that children love to look after, play with and take for walks.”

Reacting to the COVID-19 pandemic, the nursery school has introduced enhanced health and safety measures including revised drop-off and collection protocols to allow for physical distancing between parents and guardians and increased hygiene measures.

With high-spec fittings and large windows, the building is light and airy with an in-house kitchen producing freshly cooked, nutritious food everyday as well as a safe outdoor playground area. The nursery is also open on public holidays to further support working parents.

Bruce Smith, trustee of the Grandhome Trust which is leading the build of the new development, added: “Grandhome is quickly becoming a bustling community within Bridge of Don. We are seeing more and more families joining the community, so it made complete sense to have a nursery to cater for children of parents that live in the development as well as those in neighbouring areas.

“We are very excited to see Banana Moon open and are so pleased to welcome children and their parents.”

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