A NURSERY, which offers inclusive early years education and childcare, has unveiled its latest education facility.

The Little Pumpkins Pre-School in Lawford has cut the ribbon to its Early Years centre, which will add almost 30 extra places for children aged 0 to 4.

The facility, which was developed by Rose Builders, will offer three separate rooms for different age ranges as well as an outdoor classroom with a cover from the weather.

A staff office, reception, car parking and provisions for sustainable transport such as bikes and scooters are also available.

Lily Green, Architect at Ingleton Wood, a Colchester-based property and construction consultancy, said: “We were thrilled to work with Rose Builders and Essex County Council on the new Little Pumpkins Nursery and used our wealth of experience within the education sector to design a light, welcoming and inspiring learning environment that allows the delivery of exceptional care and education for the Lawford community for generations to come.

"It was a pleasure to attend the fantastic opening event and see so many happy faces enjoying the new nursery.”

Tracy Starling, manager at Little Pumpkins Pre-School, added: "Our team are absolutely delighted to be able to get the new provision up and running and to welcome our families."