The Pagoda Nursery formerly managed by the Liverpool City
Council, it was in operation for 26 years at the Pagoda Chinese Youth Community
Centre near the heart of Chinatown. The Pagoda Nursery was closed down back in July 2008, during the time Liverpool was nominated the European Capital of Culture. During the period Government were introducing National Surestart programmes and the Liverpool City Council managment decided a change of direction and closed down all their day nurseries they managed in Liverpool. Parents from the community were outraged due to these closures. Therefore, the Community formed a focus group with parents around the neighbourhood, the overwehlming result was there was a need to continue the nursery service. Several parents decided to form the Liverpool Chinese Community Foundation Community Interest Company, a non-profit organisation to negotiate terms with the City Council building for the past few years. The Pagoda Nursery was finally re-opened in April 2012, and is registered with OFSTED to continue its operation.
The Eldonian Group a social enterprise assisted LCCF during the startup phase and helped manage the nursery operation and they have vast experience with regeneration projects and children services. Their involvement with childcare setups across Merseyside, ie Dad's/Male Carers services across Liverpool and Sefton partnership with 4 Children's Centres. Vauxhall Out of School Clubs, Dingle Out of School Clubs, Eldonwood Day Nursery, KidsUnlimited, and Playtemps services proves a excellent track record.
Although we emphasize, the multi-cultural and bi-lingual aspect of our services, this small community nursery is suitable for all parents that live in the neighbourhood or parents that work in the city centre. It's just 5 minute walk from Liverpool One Shopping and the upcoming Central Village Shopping Mall near Bold Street.
Pagoda Nursery was identified by the community
for a childcare setting to meet multi-lingual needs. Those placing their
children in the setting have varying degrees of level of English as a
second language, and therefore, being able to communicate is crucial to both parent and child. We have staff that speak, English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Spanish, Bengali & Hindi.
As well as language, a second issue is for the nursery to understand and reflect the cultural needs of the community. We encourage a lot of multi-cultural activities, as you can see from the staff and activities we provide.
The nursery is unique and has a intimate setting that takes a total of 19 children from 0-5 years.
Make arrangements now to visit the Pagoda Nursery on 0151 709 8828.