Bizzy Bees Family Childcare Centre in Beighton was destroyed in an arson attack last November, leaving staff and families unsure if the setting would ever reopen.
The setting has now welcomed back children and parents for a sneak peek before they officially reopen this week.
The fear was that huge repair costs would mean that the setting would be closed permanently, however, people across Beighton and Sheffield rallied around and supported the nursery. This gave Bizzy Bees the determination they needed to ensure they got back on their feet.
After months of fundraising and insurance negotiations, they welcomed families into the newly refurbished setting this weekend, ready for the grand reopening today.
Manager Lisa Burgin said of their sneak viewing, “It’s been a really successful day. We’ve had about 70 families visit us which has been incredible.
“We’re overwhelmed by the support shown by so many people. From the point of fire we’ve had so many people following our story on Facebook and supporting us, it’s been phenomenal.”
The setting originally had around 190 children on its books, and already has 60 booked in for its reopening. They are confident they will get back to their former success and look forward to welcoming families back into the setting.