A CHILDCARE business has moved to a new premises after the need for more space for their their new events and plans for the future.

Busy Kids Creche was formerly based at Hartington Street Church on a temporary basis until recently when they moved to their new premises on Ainslie Street next to the tanning salon.

The couple who run the business are hoping that this new space will give them a chance to run more events and provide better facilities for the children they care for.

Their previous location was not theirs permanently so after each shift they would have to pack up all the equipment.

Owner John Eccles, 32, said: “We are very pleased that we managed to get this new building as it is bright, airy and spacious with large rooms. It has a homely feel to it.

"This new place allows us to be open for longer to meet the needs of parents we are flexible and provide quality childcare for busy parents for up to a maximum of 2 hours.

"We are situated on a fairly busy main road in a residential area with lots of families and lots of passing trade and we hope that by moving here we will get noticed more by parents.

"We hope in future to continue our events such as the ‘Parents Night Off’ babysitting, movie nights, plus our music and movement sessions.

"In March we will be holding a 'Stay and Read Day' for parents, grandparents to celebrate World Book Day.

"In the next fortnight we will be looking at 'Fairtrade Fortnight' and looking at where our food comes from as well as the price farmers get for the food we enjoy.

"We are hoping to become Autism Friendly from The National Autism Society and as part of these plans we have a fundraising drive on Go Fund Me for sensory toys and equipment. This is to enable us to set-up a dedicated sensory space for children with additional needs.

"We are very excited about what the future holds. We are now open Monday to Saturdays (opening times vary). For opening hours please see our Facebook page.”

The creche provides drop-in care for children so parents do not need to book in advance, and it is the only one of its kind in Barrow.

This is a dream realised for John who has always wanted to run a business.