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Official opening and other happenings at Little Learners Ambleside

March 10, 2023

On Friday 3rd March, we were delighted to welcome local MP Jon Cruddas to officially open our latest Little Learners Nursery, located on Ambleside Avenue in Elm Park.

Mr. Cruddas MP was shown around the 37-place nursery by LifeLine CEO Nathan Singleton and Little Learners Senior Manager Becca Clements, and spoke with them about the state of childcare nationally and LifeLine’s long journey to the opening of the Ambleside Ave nursery. He also had the chance to meet some of our wonderful Little Learners and their parents.

It was a great pleasure to be here and, having worked with various Lifeline Projects for 20 years, I am certain Little Learners will be an outstanding success here for local residents.
Jon Cruddas, MP for Dagenham and Rainham

Little Learners at Ambleside Ave is our second nursery located in the Elm Park area. Plans began to introduce a new nursery when we found that our existing setting, located nearby on St Nicholas Ave, was consistently over-subscribed and faced with an ever-growing waiting list.

The plan was put into action with the purchase of a centrally-located residential property and subsequent 18 months of conversion and renovation to make it into the Little Learners Nursery it is today.

Jon Cruddas has served the constituency of Dagenham and Rainham for over 20 years and we have been pleased to have his support time and time again. We have particularly enjoyed his assistance with getting this nursery up and running and so felt it would be most fitting that he would officialy open the setting for us. All of us here at LifeLine would like to take this opportunity to thank Jon for the years of service. Nathan Singleton, CEO, LifeLine Projects

This month, our Little Learners are learning about the emergency services—what they do, how to contact them, and how important they are to our communities. To help with this, the team are arranging visits from the local police and fire services.

On Tuesday 7th March, three police officers stopped by the nursery. Our Little Learners had a chance to meet with them and get accustomed with them. They also had fun trying on their hats and coats, playing with some equipment, and turning on the siren in the police car. To finish up, they spoke with the older children about ‘stranger danger’, what to do with they got lost, and how to call 999 in an emergency.

On Monday 13th March,the local fire brigade came to the nursery with their big red fire engine! Again, our Little Learners had a chance to meet with them and have fun with their uniform and equipment and try out the fire hose. Finally, they learnt about fire and its dangers, what to do if you get burnt, and when and how to call 999.

Little Learners Nursery and Pre-School

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