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DEPUTY Lord Mayor Lynne Stagg enjoyed spending time with families at the open evening of a new nursery.

Cllr Stagg was the guest of honour at Tops Day Nursery’s open evening at Lakeside Business Park, in North Harbour, Portsmouth.

There were children’s games and crafts at the event, as well as entertainment from Iggle Piggle and Upsy Daisey, characters from children’s television series In the Night Garden.

The new 60-place nursery will provide care for babies and children from three months to five years.

There are also plans for a second phase of development on the same site, to provide a breakfast, after school and holiday play club for older children aged five to 11.

The nursery is clad in timber and has a landscaped garden.

Louise Skinner, spokeswoman for the nursery, said: ‘Lots of families came to the open evening.

‘The children played with toys and cuddled Igglepiggle and Upsy Daisy and some parents enrolled.

‘The Deputy Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Lynne Stagg, also looked around the newly built nursery and declared it open.’