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New jobs boost local economy as work starts on new Mablethorpe day nursery

Pictured at the site of the new Smartie Pants Day Nursery in Mablethorpe are Assistant Manager Stephanie Plume, Haydn Jacklin, Manager Sarah Fenton, Leo Jacklin, Ben Coates, Tea Turner, Phoenix Jacklin and Layla Coates.

Pictured at the site of the new Smartie Pants Day Nursery in Mablethorpe are Assistant Manager Stephanie Plume, Haydn Jacklin, Manager Sarah Fenton, Leo Jacklin, Ben Coates, Tea Turner, Phoenix Jacklin and Layla Coates.

A NEW children’s day nursery will revitalise a forgotten Mablethorpe building and create 12 new jobs in a major boost for both the town’s economy and local jobseekers.

Smartie Pants Day Nursery, the brainchild of Sarah Fenton, will take over the old Mablethorpe Day Centre in Ruskin Road, empty since 2010.

New manager Sarah, of Knowle Street, is targeting unemployment in the town and hopes to give youth a chance to be part of her new project.

Refurbishment work is underway with an opening planned for July 2.

The nursery will take children aged six weeks to 11-years-old from local schools, opening for breakfast, after school, holiday clubs and weekends.

There has already been huge interest in the openings of positions for six full-time and six part-time staff via the nursery’s Facebook page.

“I want to target unemployment and give youth a chance, people don’t necessarily need qualifications as they can learn on the job,” said Sarah.

“This new facility will be great for the town, there’s a clear need for more options for parents.

“We’ve had an artist in and the place will look great inside when finished, there will be so much for the children to do both inside and out.”

Sarah has installed Stephanie Plume as her assistant and the two will be grilling potential employees during interviews planned for next week.

The building was opened back in 1985 as the Mablethorpe Day Centre led by former mayor Graham Kirkup, who sadly died last year.

The facility’s demise was forced by funding cuts and the building has laid empty ever since.

Sarah is planning an open day on Saturday, June 30 to mark the occasion and give people a chance to see the new facility at first hand.

Are you pleased to hear about the new day nursery? Email sam.kinnaird@jpress.co.uk.

 

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