Nursery in business - with a little bit of help from Tesco

Seaton's Pink Hippo Nursery is successfully up and running on the Tesco regeneration site, with more space and increased security.

Seaton's Pink Hippo Nursery is successfully up and running on the Tesco regeneration site, with more space and increased security.When the Lyme Bay Holiday Village, which previously ran the nursery, decided to close, Tesco made a commitment to keep the nursery running for the benefit of the town. While co-owners and managers, Debby Hubbard and Sue Amato, set up the new business Tesco extended the nursery space by turning an adjoining laundry room into a reception area, fitting a new oil-fired central heating boiler and by installing security fencing, at a cost of around �13,000.The Pink Hippo Nursery has proved popular with Seaton families. Debby Hubbard said: "Tesco have been absolutely brilliant. They've looked after us above and beyond."We're fully booked on Mondays and Fridays already. The nursery provides a really valuable service for busy parents and we're thrilled with the help we've received to be able to operate whilst work continues on the rest of the regeneration site."Sue Amato said: "Tesco have worked closely with us to create a safe, fun environment which the children love. With anything up to 24 children in any one session we needed all the space we could get and we are very grateful to Tesco for making this possible." Melanie Chiswell, corporate affairs manager for Tesco said: "We are delighted to have been able to help Debbie and Sue to set up this excellent facility for Seaton. Nursery provision is very important for any community and we are really pleased that the additional work we've carried out has been so well received."Mark Edwards, Tesco property manager for the Seaton regeneration site, said they had enjoyed working with the nursery. "I particularly want to thank out contractors, South West M&E Services Ltd who are based in Paignton, who have carried out the work extremely professionally and who have enthusiastically supported all that the nursery needed to have done.


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