Her Grace, Frances, Duchess of Rutland opens 40th anniversary celebrations at Menphys Nursery

40 years after laying one of the first bricks, Frances, Duchess of Rutland revisited the Menphys Nursery in Wigston to celebrate its 40th Anniversary. She was joined by Jennifer, Lady Gretton DCVO, H.M.Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire, Cllr. Janice Richards, Chairman of Leicestershire County Council and Cllr. Samia Haq, Mayor of Oadby and Wigston.

On 1st July 1977, Frances, Duchess of Rutland laid a brick during the construction of the Menphys nursery in Wigston. That brick can still be seen today in the reception area of the nursery.

The Menphys Centre on Launceston Road, Wigston is a nursery for children aged 2-5 years who have special educational needs.

Parents, children and the nursery team opened their doors to welcome their visitors with a Victorian tea party. Visitors were then escorted by Headteacher, Laura Jeffs, around the newly landscaped gardens and children’s play area.

Frances, Duchess of Rutland, commented “It was lovely to see how the nursery has progressed since I first visited in 1977 when building was opened. The facilities and the nursery team are a credit to Menphys and Leicestershire and it is evident that in all aspects ‘the children come first.’”

Headteacher, Laura Jeffs, said “We are proud to be celebrating 40 years of our nursery which recognises the importance of working with each child as a unique individual, building upon their strengths and working on areas for development.’

The Menphys Centre is on Launceston Road, Wigston, Leicestershire LE18 2FR and can be contacted on 0116 288 9977 or admin@menphyscentre.leics.sch.uk

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