First Steps Nursery, Warrenpoint, officially opened this month.

Staff and children have taken up residence in a new 6,500 sg ft. facility on the Dromore Road following investment in the nursery by local business owners and First Steps Directors, Barry Gray and Colin Dalton. The new facility will see the addition of a new After School service to meet local need and will generate 5 new jobs this year – bringing the total number of professional nursery staff to 30.

Karen Fegan Manager said: “We are thrilled to take up residence in this purpose built facility. We already look after close to 100 children from 2 months to school age, and they will benefit from larger rooms, extended play areas and outside playing space.

“The new facility will also give us the capability to launch an after school service this summer. It’s wonderful to see local business owners like Colin and Barry, investing in First Steps and in the local area to service an important need for working parents to whom nursery services like ours are critical.

“As Architects, our directors bring their professional expertise to this project and have delivered a first class modern nursery facility for staff, children in our care and their parents and we’re very excited to make the move by 20th May,” Karen adds.

The new development, on the site of the former Murdock’s Spar is some 2,000 sq. ft. larger than the original premises and includes ample parking, well planned pick up and drop off zones, state of the art light, heat and glazing systems and creatively landscaped outdoor zones for play. First Steps After School Service will launch this summer.

For more information on First Steps Nursey, including registration for the new After School scheme, please contact tel:028 4125 8027 or visit 

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