Carousel says goodbye after 30 years in Budleigh

PUBLISHED: 10:00 07 December 2016

Sarka Andersonova (left) of Carousel Childcare in Budleigh with some of the children. Ref exb 20-16TI 1155. Picture: Terry Ife

Sarka Andersonova (left) of Carousel Childcare in Budleigh with some of the children. Ref exb 20-16TI 1155. Picture: Terry Ife


Carousel Childcare is holding a party in Budleigh Salterton to say goodbye to the town after more than 30 years.

Earlier this year, the Journal reported that the Budleigh early years care provider was being forced to relocate to Exmouth from its Moor Lane premises.

Despite investigating options which would have seen Carousel stay in the town, a move to Exmouth was the only option.

The nursery, situated in the grounds of St Peter’s Primary School, will be moving into Exmouth Town Football Club in January.

St Peter’s will be providing a replacement care service for Budleigh’s three-year-olds and four-year-olds in the form of after-school and breakfast clubs.

To mark the end of its time in Budleigh, Carousel staff will be holding a coffee event on December 10, from 10am to noon, to say goodbye.

Carousel director Sarka Andersonova said: “It’s a long-running thing in Budleigh and it will never be the same.”

Parents wanting to register their children with Carousel in its new home will have the chance to get an advanced look at the new premises on Thursday, December 8, from 11am until 1pm.

The new nursery will then open its doors for the first time at the football club on Friday, January 9.

Sarka added that a lot of parents from Budleigh would be going with Carousel and urged anyone who was willing to car share to come forward to help with the transition.

Carousel is currently taking bookings for parents wanting to register their children at its new location from January. No registration fee will be charged until December 31.

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