Childrens Place Day Nurseries provide childcare for dedicated NHS staff and are celebrating 20 years of partnership working with the NHS. The nursery was created to support NHS staff by providing high quality, affordable, flexible childcare and education for their children.

Debbie Burke, Children’s Place Director, said: “My career began working for the now Mid Yorkshire NHS Trust whilst juggling childcare with four little girls, so I truly know the challenges of what parents in the NHS face. We worked closely with the NHS throughout the pandemic providing a safe, consistent, and calm space for children and offering places for children from other nurseries who had to close. Supporting children, families and the NHS is at the heart of everything we do.”

A celebration event was held on Wednesday 27 September to mark this long-lasting partnership between Care Trust staff and the Children’s Place Nursery.

Jane Hutchinson, Education and Training Facilitator at the Care Trust, said: “In 2006 I attended a maternity workshop through the Trusts Childcare Support Service and at this workshop I met a lady who was expecting a baby a few weeks before me.  We kept in touch as our babies went to the Children’s Place Nursery. We’re still in touch now and our kids keep in contact and are friends with everlasting memories from these times.

“My daughter Olivia was nine months when she first started and stayed until she was four and a half years old and ready to start primary school. Olivia absolutely loved going to nursery where she had many friends, ate lovely food and was able to be stimulated with interesting and developmental activities. Olivia liked it that much that when I went to pick her up, she didn’t want to come home as she was busy playing with all her friends.”

The workplace nursery has given staff peace of mind, safe in the knowledge that their children are receiving high quality childcare, so they can continue to work and provide the best quality care for people across Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven.