Newhaven Nursery Project

Heart of Newhaven is a community group that have been given permission to purchase Victoria Primary school when the school move to their new larger site later this year. They aim to convert the site containing the Victorian building into a brand new intergenerational centre for the whole community to enjoy. As part of the project they aim to provide additional childcare for the area and they have asked Daddy Daycare to provide this service.

In June 2021 the community group will find out if their application to the Scottish land fund for the funds to purchase the site has been approved. At that point they will be able to officially offer Daddy Daycare the Anchor building in the playground. This building was purpose built for children and will make a perfect nursery with some small adjustments. The building is surrounded by a large play area and green space for the children to play in. 

 

We aim to provide a childcare service for children aged 6 months to 5yrs old. There is also the possibility of an after school club that would serve the new Victoria primary site. 

Timeframe:

June 2021 - Heart of Newhaven find out if they receive the funding to purchase Victoria Primary school.

July 2021 - Heart of Newhaven confirm Daddy Daycare will be able to lease the anchor building, we then submit the Care inspectorate application to open the nursery. Applications take 6 months to process.

August 2021 - Heart of Newhaven purchase the site and move in, this allows Daddy Daycare to invite the Care inspectorate to visit the site and confirm in principle that the service willl be approved. We can then start the necessary adjustments to the building. 

January 2022 - Care Inspectorate should approve the registration allowing us to open.

Please note covid19 has caused considerable delays with the building of the new school so it may not be ready in August 2021. This will then delay when we have access to the site which may in turn push the opening date back.

 

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