*From Rochdale Online, 20 March 2017 (available at: http://bit.ly/2mIwMoC)
20 March 2017
Mini Mees nursery, on Healing Street, off Oldham Road, has been officially opened by Simon Danczuk MP.
The nursery caters for children from infants to pre-school. It also runs before and after school clubs and holiday clubs for school children.
Mr Danczuk praised the new owner Nicola Mee for her enterprise and hard work in setting up the nursery.
He said: "Nicola has been an exceptional child-minder for many years. She has taken the brave step of setting up a new nursery and has invested her life savings in creating a wonderful place. It has flown through all the Ofsted inspections.
"Mini Mees is a great facility; welcoming, safe and caring. And she has opened it in an area that needs more quality nursery places. Well done to her and her small team."
Nicola said: "It has always been my ambition to open a nursery to provide a service for the local community and supporting local schools in providing a school holiday club to help support working families.
"Council Leader and local Councillor Richard Farnell has been a massive help. I couldn't and wouldn't have been able to sort the planning application out if it was not for all his time, effort and full support."
Councillor Farnell said: "Hats off to Nicola and her team. She has saved a rundown office from ruin and turned it into somewhere special that will be a real asset to the local community.
"It is a first-class facility for local children. She ran into difficulty with some silly planning rules and I didn’t hesitate to help when she got in touch for assistance.
“I know Nicola will go from strength to strength now she’s up and running.”