Nursery gives parents a break with kids summer play scheme

An innovative city centre nursery is offering busy parents a breather during the school holidays by holding special two-hour play sessions for kids.

Little Mill Nursery, in Mill Wharf, is open from 7.30am to 6pm and offers state-of the art childcare facilities for youngsters from the age of six weeks to eight years old.

And the nursery, run by social enterprise Enta, is now offering the Summer Play Scheme for children so busy parents can have a little time to themselves, whether they want to go shopping, hit the gym or simply relax.

The service is available every weekday during the school holidays and costs just £6. Special ‘drop and shop’ sessions will also be held on Saturdays from October.

Nursery manager Jean Hayes said: “The summer holidays are a great time for children but sometimes parents need a bit of a break during the day.

“We always chat to the parents here and quickly realised that there was real interest in a service that entertained their children for a few hours in a safe, fun and affordable way.

“And because Little Mill is in the city centre, at the gateway of Birmingham’s learning quarter, the unique service is ideal for parents who want to meet friends in town, go shopping, or simply have some time to themselves.”

The two-hour sessions are now available and parents are welcome to bring their children to take a look around the nursery and chat with staff.

Enta is a social enterprise and training provider and, as well as Little Mill Nursery, it also runs Lakeside Children’s and Family Learning Centre, in Wyrley Birch, Erdington.

Other services within the Enta family include the Top Lock Café and the Halal Kitchen; on-site conference and catering facilities; and its new landscaping and construction service.

For more information on Little Mill Nursery call 0121 380 4800 or visit

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