One of the few Montessori nurseries in the North of England has opened in Bootle with the support of InvestSefton.
Natural Beginnings on Merton Road was officially opened by Mayor of Sefton Cllr June Burns.
Natural Beginnings, who offer childcare for children from six months to five-years-old, were supported by InvestSefton when they opened their first nursery in 2016 and in putting a business plan together for the new operation.
Cheryl Grogan, Director of Natural Beginnings, said: “The free support we have had from InvestSefton in getting things off the ground has been invaluable. Having support from a business growth advisor at this stage in our business growth is a great help. We are proud of the quality of childcare we offer and believe our Montessori-led approach to child development will be an asset to the borough.”
Montessori is a philosophy and approach to education which focuses on the child and their enabling environment. The approach uses hands-on learning and collaborative play to create an independent and confidence-building approach to learning.
Mayor of Sefton Cllr June Burns said: “I think having a Montessori Nursery here will be a great asset for local families. They’re teaching children the practical skills as well as the social skills they need. They’re also learning everyday life skills that will be with them for years to come.”
The Mayor added: “From a business perspective it is great to see the former RBS building put to good use, which can only be a positive thing for the borough. The opening of the nursery will have a positive knock on effect for other local business and that is thanks in part to InvestSefton.”
If you have a business in Sefton and would like to benefit from free expert support, contact the team at InvestSefton on 0151 934 3452.