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New nursery for parents—by parents

PUBLISHED: 20:09 21 May 2008 | UPDATED: 13:18 05 October 2010

Ash and Aisha in their new Docklands children's nursery

Ash and Aisha in their new Docklands children's nursery

A MARRIED couple who couldn’t find good local nursery care for their children have been so inspired by their struggle that they opened their own nursery in East London. But their venture was so successful that they have now opened a second, right in the heart of London’s Docklands.

A MARRIED couple who couldn’t find good local nursery care for their children have been so inspired by their struggle that they opened their own nursery in East London.

But their venture was so successful that they have now opened a second, right in the heart of London’s Docklands.

The couple, Ash and Aisha Ashraf (pictured), who have four children, left successful careers in retail and banking to open the first one in Ilford six years ago.

But their venture was so successful that they have now opened a second, right in the heart of London’s Docklands.

The couple, Ash and Aisha Ashraf, who now have four children, left successful careers in retail and banking to open the first one in Ilford six years ago.

It proved so popular that the couple started looking round for a second location and found it in one of London’s busiest professional districts, at Canary Wharf on the Isle of Dogs.

It is in purpose-built premises with a bright and breezy décor along with tropical fish aquariums and soothing classical music, located near the Thames waterfront at Blackwall, close to the DLR East India Dock station.

Ash and Aisha run it 51 weeks a year, 8am to 6pm, catering for children from three months to five years, including special needs, with 85 full-time places.

The kids get two hot meals a day, with fresh fruit and milk breaks morning and afternoon.

Education as well as play is part of the couple’s philosophy, with learning based on Montessori and the Early Years Foundation programme.

www.my-nursery.org


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