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113160_NEW_NURSERY_06/09/11''(l-r) Max Douglas (3), Janet Whiteaway preschool leader, Shayla Cooper (2), Dylan Medhurst (2), Carole Sharman chairwoman of trustees, Jessica Allen (4). ''Portsea Community Day Nursery, are building a new extension to their building in Union Street, Portsea. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (113160-079)

113160_NEW_NURSERY_06/09/11''(l-r) Max Douglas (3), Janet Whiteaway preschool leader, Shayla Cooper (2), Dylan Medhurst (2), Carole Sharman chairwoman of trustees, Jessica Allen (4). ''Portsea Community Day Nursery, are building a new extension to their building in Union Street, Portsea. ''Picture: Allan Hutchings (113160-079)

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YOUNGSTERS were thrilled when they had a sneak peek of their brand new nursery building, which is set to be completed in a couple of weeks.

Builders were laying down carpeting at Portsea Community Day Nursery when a group of two to four-year-olds put on their hard hats and had a glimpse of the room.

It is a historic time for the nursery which for 10 years worked out of two rooms in St George’s Beneficial CoE Primary, but faced closure last year when the school reclaimed them.

Carole Sharman, chairwoman of the nursery’s board of trustees, said: ‘For the children, it’s all a bit of the mystery, so there was a lot of excitement when some of them had a taste of the magic to come.

‘It’s fantastic that from October we’ll have our own premises with areas dedicated to different types of learning.’

Portsmouth City Council funded the nursery to cater for a projected increase in the number of children in Portsea. The nursery has 50 children on roll but that number is expected to increase to 90.

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