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Nursery offered ‘lifeline’ by local farmer after landlord gives notice on former premises

PUBLISHED: 18:42 12 August 2020 | UPDATED: 18:42 12 August 2020

Yorley Farm Nursery School has applied to build a new building in Assington. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

Yorley Farm Nursery School has applied to build a new building in Assington. Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

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An ‘outstanding’ local nursery has been handed a ‘life-line’ by a local farmer after the company’s landlord gave them notice on a property which they had occupied for nearly 12 years.

Yorley Barn Nursery School has occupied a barn in Upper Road, Little Cornard, for over a decade but has recently been asked to leave the premises.

Despite the landlord promising not to kick them out, the nursery has been desperate to find a new location to continue the business, which employs 12 people.

Fortunately, a local farming family and land owner has agreed to sell the company a plot of land south of the A134 in Assington on a four-year payment plan, subject to planning permission which has now been submitted.

The location of the new barn, which will house three nursery rooms, a series of offices and a kitchen, is described as “perfect” by the company’s director Donna Page.

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The company says that outdoor space and nature is a major part of their teaching of children aged 0-5.


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