Gloria and staff from Brooklyn Day Nursery
Gloria and staff from Brooklyn Day Nursery

Ashfield MP Gloria De Piero visited an Annesley nursery which is preparing to celebrate 60 years of looking after local children.

Brooklyn Day Nursery is celebrating the incredible milestone on June 30th with an open day for families of children who have attended the nursery past and present.

Nursery owner Sue Dursley showed Gloria around the nursery ahead of the event, explaining how it has evolved over time and the new features that are being developed to make the children’s nursery experience even better.

Gloria said: “Brooklyn is a wonderful nursery in an idyllic woodland setting.

“The children were having such a good time playing outside when I visited and it really felt like a home from home.

“To be open for 60 years is an incredible achievement and is testament to what a good job the staff here have done and are continuing to do.”

Sue’s father Eric Hall started the business on Alfreton Road in Sutton and it provided childcare to many kids whose mums worked in factories like Pretty Polly and whose dads worked down the pits.

As demand grew the nursery moved to its current site and has supported parents through the days of the three day week in 1970s and the Miners’ Strikes.

Sue left a job in nursing to take over in 2002.

The Brooklyn Day Nursery memories event takes place on Saturday 30th June from 10.30am until 3pm.

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