A private day nursery has been praised for taking in new children in response to the outbreak.

Funky Owls Nursery, which first opened in January, have seen a new intake of children whose parents are key workers, due to the closure of other private nursery's.

The nursery is currently looking after children of NHS staff, government department employees and vulnerable children and have seen children come as far as Southfields.

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Sarah, whose 4-year-old goes to the nursery, said: “We are so grateful the setting has remained open.

"As parents of a child with autism, we were concerned we wouldn't be able to support our son's learning at home because of his special educational needs.

"We have seen a huge improvement in his language and social skills because of the specialised support he has received from the nursery.

"As he doesn't understand what is happening, or the importance of social distancing, we have largely been at home, so it's good for him to get out and see his nursery practitioners who are so wonderful and caring.”

Founder and Director of Funky Owls Nursery, Zuzanna Czochralska-Szczygiel, said: “Mostly we are just incredibly proud of our team.

"They have been working so hard, in very strange times, and have been completely committed to the nursery, risking themselves and their own families by coming to work each day.

"They are an important cog in the wheel of recovering from coronavirus.

"Without their hard work, other Key Workers simply wouldn’t be able to go to work.

"They have been particularly fantastic in ensuring the children get their daily exercise while social distancing, taking care to ensure they are respecting all the rules that have rightly been put in place.”

If you would like to get in touch with the nursery, email them at info@funkyowlsnursery.com.