Childcare specialist Important Mini People has officially opened its doors at its new premises in Woodburn Road, Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland.

Clare Moore and her husband discovered the perfect location for their dream nursery and with the help of an architect they transformed an abandoned warehouse into a colourful, state-of-the-art centre with extensive parking facilities.

The new setting has been divided into age specific units and includes lots of features designed to encourage child development, including a 2 storey play loft and wooden cottage.

Mrs Moore is responsible for the overall management of the setting, and speaking of the opening said:

“Every child has their own personality, likes, dislikes and interests and they all develop at their own pace.”

“At Important Mini People we want to give them as many new, interesting and stimulating experiences as we can to develop their knowledge, imagination and personality and to help them grow into confident individuals.”

“I have 25 years’ childcare experience including tutoring and assessing NVQ level II & III. I have already set up three day care nurseries and I have an extensive knowledge of all day care requirements.”

Part of the investment was funded by Danske Bank; discussing the support they received from the bank Mrs Moore said: “We have been banking with Danske Bank for 40 years so when we decided to look for a business loan it was a natural choice for us to approach them. They have provided us with fantastic support and really got behind our vision to help us to achieve our dream nursery.”

Karen Hoey, Business Manager at Danske Bank, commented: “Important Mini People is an exciting addition to the Carrickfergus area, transforming a disused warehouse into a purpose-built childcare facility which will provide employment to many local people.”

“I have been very impressed with Clare and David’s initial vision for this new facility and their drive and enthusiasm throughout. Danske Bank has been pleased to have the opportunity to support this major investment.”

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