A TODDLER stole the show at the opening of a new nursery in Winsford.

Reggie Preece, three, cut a ribbon to mark the launch of Start Well Learning's second nursery, Mini's.

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Reggie Preece, three, cuts a ribbon to officially open Start Well Learning's second nursery, Mini's, watched by MP Antoinette Sandbach and Winsford deputy mayor Cllr Don Beckett

MP Antoinette Sandbach, Winsford deputy mayor Cllr Don Beckett, Cllr Mike Baynham, representatives from Cheshire West and Chester Council and local businesses joined children, parents and staff to celebrate the expansion at an open day.

The nursery has a passion for excellence and innovation and has been awarded outstanding in all areas by Ofsted for a second time.

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Deputy mayor Cllr Don Beckett joins three-year-old Reggie Preece at the official opening

Director Angela Hayward is a part-time lecturer in childhood studies at Manchester Metropolitan University and recently graduated with a masters in education with distinction.

Start Well Learning has been working in the Wharton area for a decade.

Angela said: "We have opened our mini's building to further support the children and families in our community who need flexible, affordable child care for their children aged from birth to five years.

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"I am very proud of the team at Start Well Learning who are passionate and dedicated to giving children the best possible education in their early years.

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Reggie Preece, three, unveils a plaque at the new nursery

"With the number of new houses being built in the area there is a distinct lack of quality childcare and we hope that our community will help us to spread the word of our new nursery. We welcome anybody who is interested in a place for their child to come and look around both of the settings."

Natalie Tomlinson and Alyson Thompson from Wharton Primary School, Moss Haselhurst Solicitors and Just4Kidz also attended the opening ceremony.