Did you know that Tiptoes Day Nurseries is tiptoeing into east Hull for the first time?
That’s right, we’ve started building a new nursery in Morrill Street, just off Holderness Road.
The new nursery will be our sixth, joining our already well-established centres in Hessle, Willerby, Cottingham, Bishop Burton and on Bridgehead Business Park.
It will fulfil a dire need for quality childcare in the area, providing places for 70 local children from six weeks to five years old.
If all goes according to plan, the new nursery will open after Easter next year.
As with all of our nurseries, we put a lot of thought into precisely where we would locate the new facility. Tiptoes Morrill Street is right in the centre of a large, family-based community with young children, and is less than 10 minutes’ walk from no less than four primary schools.
There is also a dearth of quality childcare in the region, which hampers young families in need of a dual income to help get on in life.
We’re proud to announce that the nursery will create a total of 16 new jobs which will be filled by local people. It is also helping to reduce anti-social behaviour in the area, as it is being built on an area of disused land which was attracting groups of youths.
The single-storey building will create a ‘joined-up’ street scene and on-site parking will mean parents can drop off and collect children without causing traffic hold-ups.
As with all our nurseries, it will include a private play area, complete with plants and shrubbery that will be surrounded by a secure perimeter fence.
The nursery will be open from 7.30am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
Hull contractor, Ashcourt Construction, is carrying out the building work.
Andrew Newbitt, contracts manager at the company said: “The development will provide much-needed high quality childcare facilities to the community around Morrill Street, as well as local employment opportunities, so it is great news for the area.”