Snapdragons announces new nursery plans in Redland

August 24 2018
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Local nursery group Snapdragons is to open a new nursery and pre-school in September.

The nursery is to be based in the former Redland High Junior School on Grove Park and is the ninth in the Snapdragons group. 

The new nursery and pre-school will open in two phases starting in September this year in a modern suite of playrooms. The main Victorian buildings will undergo an extensive renovation programme by Oakland Construction and will be opening next year. 

The purchase of the Redland High Junior School buildings is the final stage of the sale of Redland High School’s site following its merger with the Redmaids’ School last year. The main buildings have been sold to create housing and a wellness centre and clinic. 

Snapdragons, which celebrated its 20th birthday this year, was founded by Early Years teacher Rosemary Collard and her husband Paul and has eight other nurseries in Wiltshire, Bath, Keynsham and in Bristol at Shirehampton and Horfield. 

Rosemary says: “This is a great new development for Snapdragons and is in response to the high demand for places at our nurseries in Horfield and Shirehampton. 

It’s lovely to think that we’ll be continuing an educational legacy here that dates back to 1882 when Redland High School first opened. Just like the school with its direct grant history, we pride ourselves on offering very high quality education that is accessible for all children through the provision of funded places.” 

Snapdragons will be announcing a series of open days for prospective parents during August. To contact call 0117 951 3298, Facebook: www.facebook.com/snapdragonsnursery or see the website www.snapdragonsnursery.com