A CHILDREN'S play centre in Winsford has won a top accolade for the second year running.

Tots Tower has received another gold standard operator award from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) after a rigorous inspection.

The family run business was founded by graphic designer Amanda Lund after she struggled to find a suitable place for her own daughter Poppy to relax and have fun.

Amanda, 32, and her partner web developer Andy Webster, 31, have been overwhelmed with appreciation from parents for their unique play centre in the Clock Tower on Dingle Lane.

The couple offer play equipment specially designed for the under fives, a sensory room, soft play and a tots town play role area.

"This award is very sought after and not many play centres are awarded it," said Andy. "We are beyond thrilled that we have been awarded this twice.

"All our staff work super hard making sure that the centre is kept clean and safe for all the little five and unders who visit us.

"When we designed Tots Tower, our three main aims were safety, cleanliness and fun. This means so much to us and a lot of our customers."

Parents can drop in any time from 9.15am to 3pm Monday to Friday.

The centre is available for hire for private children's parties at the weekend.

"We have regulars who come on certain days with their children," said Andy. "They can just turn up and meet friends whilst the children play.

"We just want to offer value for money and a safe, clean environment where children can come and play."

The couple now employ two members of staff and the team follows a painstaking cleaning operation and is meticulous about record-keeping.

"It is a lot of hard work but vitally important," said Andy. "Inspectors go through our paperwork and operating procedures before they physically inspect the building and equipment.

"We try to apply our family values and put our personality into it. We have a really professional background. A lot of people compliment us on the cleanliness of the place. People can trust us."

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Working together, the couple enjoy being able to spend more family time with their daughter Poppy, six, who attends Darnhall Primary School and five-month-old son Andrew.

Poppy was born 14 months early weighing only 1lb 7oz and had to have a heart operation.

"She's absolutely fine now," said Andy. "If you looked at her now you wouldn't know she had a heart operation. We love working together because it means that I can drop Poppy off at school and her mum can pick her up. We can both see the baby during the day."