Nursery extension funding secured

OVER half a million pounds of extra cash has made a local nursery expansion child's play.

Oakwell Children's Nursery has been given over 500,000 to expand its facilities at Philpstoun, from Clydesdale Bank's Investing for Growth strategy.

The initiative helps successful businesses progress their growth.

Oakwell can currently take around 70 babies and pre-school children but this will be upped to 89 when the extension opens before the end of the year.

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