Work starts on preparatory school’s Early Years Centre

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Construction has started on a development a Sheffield preparatory school and nursery - with a completion date in time to celebrate the school’s 80th anniversary.

The Early Years Centre at Mylnhurst in Button Hill, Ecclesall, will include a nursery, reception class and parent and toddler space and is part of a £2m upgrade over the past five years.

Following the demolition of the existing building over the summer holiday, the school is working with local firm Jarvale Construction Ltd.

Headmaster Chris Emmott said: “Mylnhurst’s success is rooted in our provision of an excellent education, which is experienced in a truly outstanding setting.

“Our state-of-the-art Early Years Centre will provide our nursery and reception children with the perfect start to their school journey.

“Registrations are already flooding in and we will showcase the new building in a series of open mornings scheduled for the spring term.”

Mylnhurst is a co-educational school and nursery for three to 11-year-olds, and its £2m strategy has included updating sports facilities to encompass a 25m swimming pool, a dance studio and full size sports hall.

The latest addition has environmentally friendly features, including an air source heat pump. Completion is due next spring, ahead of the summer term and the 80th anniversary.