Although Crossbasket Nursery doors have unofficially been open since end August, it wasn’t officially opened until today, Wednesday 29th October 2014. With an unveiling ceremony, drinks and nibbles, I was thrilled to have received an invite (and also prompting an early finish from work!)
Owners Steve Timoney and his wife Alison gave a splendid speech about all the hard work that had gone in to making their vision come to be. Their passion for the venture was apparent and it was clear how proud they were in Crossbasket Nursery being able to offer local children the best possible start in life.
Mitchell Kinnen of Bright Lights Theatre had the pleasure of being guest of honour and opened the building, unveiling the plaque, which will bear his name permanently. Two Charities, Yorkhill and Mary’s Meals also gave their thanks to the owners for their fundraising which will see Crossbasket Permanently support these two wonderful charities on a long term basis.
Parents, grandparents, suppliers and invited guests were invited to view the nursery without any disruption to the children’s normal routine. The building really is remarkable with every single feature having the children’s welfare and security at the forefront.
The grass has now grown around the building, which is now looking finished with no trace in that location of any further building work. Indeed the grounds around it look fantastic and a wonderful place for organised walks and picnics for the kids.