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Nursery returns from the ashes to reopen in Werrington

Little Blossoms Nursery has reopened four months after a freak fire caused £120,000 of damage.
Little Blossoms external after damage

Back in September a fault with a fridge caused it to burst into flames while several children were still inside the nursery in Skaters Way in Werrington.

No-one was hurt but the resulting blaze ravaged the building - meaning 35 children were left without a nursery.

Thankfully after a concerted effort from friends, family, online well-wishers and another school, there has been a happy start to the new year.

Fire damage at Little Blossoms Fire damage at Little Blossoms 3 Fire damage at Little Blossoms 2Damage to the nursery at Little Blossoms in September 2019

Owner Kim Mitchell, who also owns Kim's Childminding on Hicks Lane, said: "It was gutted - when I saw it the next day I was very tearful. 

"But William Law School helped us out a lot by letting us stay there, Ofsted have been helpful, and a lot of parents from the area donated items to us, which was lovely.

"We were completely closed for three weeks before we moved to William Law and then work started for four months. There was about £70,000 of building damage, and £50,000 of items lost.

"The refurbishment was finished last month - only seven children left in that period which wasn't too bad considering, and we did actually gain children who attend William Law.

"We're now so happy, we've reconfigured the rooms and it looks great - thanks to everyone who helped us."

Little Blossoms staff Little Blossoms staff 2Children and staff returned to the nursery in January

The nursery has spaces for children from babies up to 11-year-olds, and there is also a holiday club. Funding is available for some spaces.

For more information call 07736 683881/01733 685454 or email