New purpose-built nursery block formally opens at Letchworth’s Garden City Academy

The chairman of North Herts District Council, Councillor John Booth, opens the new nursery at the Ga

The chairman of North Herts District Council, Councillor John Booth, opens the new nursery at the Garden City Academy with staff and children. - Credit: Archant

Letchworth’s Garden City Academy officially has a new nursery following the purpose-built block’s ceremonial opening on Thursday.

The chairman of North Herts District Council's wife Helen Booth meets children at the opening of the

The chairman of North Herts District Council's wife Helen Booth meets children at the opening of the new nursery. - Credit: Archant

The new nursery block, dubbed Saplings, means an extra 30 school places for the town.

And Councillor John Booth, chairman of North Herts District Council, was there with his wife Helen to cut the ribbon and let the kids try on their ceremonial chains.

“We are all delighted,” said Jenny Redgrove, head of the Radburn Way school.

The chairman of North Herts District Council, Councillor John Booth, meets children at the opening o

The chairman of North Herts District Council, Councillor John Booth, meets children at the opening of the new nursery. - Credit: Archant

“The old nursery is now a reception classroom. The new block has its own outside area with a small forest area for the children to explore and investigate safely.


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“There’s also a brand-new kitchen and a wet area for art and water play.

“The children are very happy and settled into the new environment, and are enjoying the many learning opportunities available to them with Mrs Braybrook and the other staff.

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“The new block will serve the children of the Jackmans estate and beyond for many years to come.”

Garden City Academy was called Radburn Primary School until 2012.

It still has some places available for rising four-year-olds – for information or a tour, call the school office on 01462 621800 or email admin@gca.herts.sch.uk.

You can also find out more by visiting gardencityacademy.co.uk.

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