A NEW nursery is opening in Penarth, after getting a six-figure funding package to take on the site.

Green Giraffe Day Nursery will open on the 2,300 square foot site, with space for 50 children per week.

Financial director at nursery, Leigh Collier, said: “During the [Covid] pandemic, we saw an increase in demand for local childcare from parents working from home.

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“With the help of HSBC UK, we’ve been able to bring our vision of a fifth site to life with the same operational and educational standards we strive for throughout the business.”

The nursery will provide a ‘home-from-home’ Montessori style education, a method of teaching based on collaborative play, hands-on learning, and self-directed activity.

Additionally, the nursery be bilingual, with children speaking both English and Welsh.

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Relationship manager at HSBC UK for Wales & West Midlands, Alex Richards, said: “We’re delighted to be supporting such a fast-growing nursery business in acquiring a new site to help the business continue its expansion across Wales.

“This unique business is popular with parents locally, and we look forward to seeing the business thrive this year and beyond.”

The new Penarth nursery will be run by Eleanor Williams, an experienced manager who has been working for the company for nearly six years.

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Green Giraffe Day Nursery is thought to be the only facility to offer a Montessori childcare setting and freshly cooked organic meals in the Penarth and Cardiff area.

Green Giraffe Day Nursery already has sites at:

  • Cathedral Road, Cardiff;
  • Cardiff Bay;
  • Radnor Road, Canton, Cardiff;
  • The Parade, Roath, Cardiff.

Find out more about Green Giraffee Day Nursery online at greengiraffenursery.co.uk