Musley Hill School finally restored
Musley Hill School has finally been restored to its former glory and returns as an award winning day nursery.
This impressive Victorian brick-built period property with one of the few remaining fives court in the country, dates back to 1857 and was built by Elizabeth Chuck in memory of her late husband Maltster Edward Chuck.
The school closed in 2003 after a failed campaign by local residents to try to keep the school open. Unfortunalty, due to mismanagement by councils, developers and the trustees of the Ware Grammar School Endowment Trust, the building fell into a state of disrepair and remained derelict for over 10 years.
The school building has now been transformed by its new owners and has now regained its charm. It is shortly due to open as a day nursery under the banner of Monkey Puzzle Day Nurseries.
The proud owner of the new nursery is Swati Naidu who started her career shadowing her older sister in a family run Montessori school back in India, established by her grandmother, who was directly trained by Dr. Maria Montessori.
‘The Little Soldier’ (As Dr Montessori called her) went onto establish one of the first Montessori schools in South India under the name of Tarapoorewala Montessori House and today Kalpana Tarapoorewala (Swati’s Sister) has multiplied the number of nurseries and established a primary school under the banner.
Swati, an OFSTED outstanding childminder, volunteered for several months in a Red Cross camp during 2004 Tsunami in remote villages of India helping and supporting children who lost their family.
The ethos of her nursery is ‘’Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember; Involve me and I will understand’’.
Swati believes every child is unique and to bring out the best in them they need to be placed in an emotionally safe and secure environment and give them the opportunities to choose and do things themselves whilst providing right age appropriate resources.
Some of the key selling point of the nursery is the introduction of smart board, multi-sensory room, a regular visit from Nurseries very own Dr Do-little Team (consisting of Consultant Paediatrician, Gynaecologist, Dentist) during the cup cake evenings.
Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery, are committed to be part of the wider community of Ware and have extended their support to help various charities in their own way.
Monkey Puzzle will be opening later in 2016 to offer quality daycare for children aged from 3 months to 5 years. For more details, please call Fran at the Head Office to register your interest on 01442 878887.
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