A family-run children’s nursery in Claverley is changing hands – but the new owner is a familiar face.
The Little Green House was founded back in 1985 by Jennifer Vyse and more recently was managed by her daughter Hannah Vyse.
Hannah, who is managing director of the Little Green House Bridgnorth, decided together with Jennifer to hand over the Claverley nursery so Hannah could devote more time to the Bridgnorth setting.
However, as the business was so important to both Hannah and Jennifer they felt strongly only someone they had worked with closely could take on the role of Claverley director – so they chose Hannah Edwards, who has been with the company for 18 years.
“It was a difficult decision to stop running the Claverley nursery but Hannah needed to concentrate all her efforts on Little Green House Bridgnorth, which is enormously busy,” said Jennifer.
“I started the nursery when Hannah was just a toddler herself and after I became ill for a while Hannah came on board to help me in 2011.
“Throughout all these years and changes we have continued to run the nursery with the same ethos of the children at the heart of everything we do.
“It is wonderful to leave the nursery with an Ofsted grade of Outstanding and Hannah Edwards running it.
“It has been our pleasure to have been a part of something so special for such a long period of time and we are both extremely happy to be able to hand it over to Hannah, who has worked in the nursery for 18 years.
“We would like to than all staff, governors and families for their support, it has been tremendous to have looked after so many children, watch them develop, continue to share in their journey through school and to see some to return as parents themselves!”
Hannah Edwards began her career with the Little Green House as a nursery assistant at Claverley and worked her way up to the role of manager.
“I grew up in Claverley and still have family there so I have a real connection to the village and feel this is a natural progression for me in terms of my career,” said Hannah.
“I am delighted to be taking over the nursery and want to reassure everyone that we will continue to run the same as before.
“We look forward to the future and to continuing to provide excellent childcare for local families.”
The Little Green House Claverley will change its name following the next Ofsted registation to the Little Woodlings Nursery.
Caption: Jennifer and Hannah Vyse of the Little Green House Nursery.