A NURSERY sited at an Oxford secondary school has invited supporters to an opening party.

Little Peeple in Littlemore will host an official launch next Saturday, with special guests and members of the community.

The nursery and preschool is located at The Oxford Academy in Littlemore, and was founded in partnership with the school and Oxfordshire County Council.

It welcomed its first cohort of children and babies in October, but now wants to properly mark its first few months.

Oxford East MP Anneliese Dodds, and former Oxford Academy headteacher Niall McWilliams, are due to attend.

Ms Dodds said: "I'm pleased to see that Peeple works collaboratively with other agencies, including childminders and the local children and family centres, to provide much-needed support for young families in Littlemore and the Leys."


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Lindsey Hart, who manages the nursery, added: "We are here to support parents, carers and children to learn together by valuing and building on the wonderful job that parents already do."

The nursery is run by Peeple, a charity who have been providing support for families with young children in The Leys, Rose Hill and Littlemore since 1995.

Sally Smith, chief executive of the charity said: "We want Little Peeple to offer children a home from home.

"We are open to all families from the community and to staff at the Oxford Academy.

"We are particularly pleased to provide opportunities for the students to gain work experience with us – they are the parents of the future."

The opening event runs from 11am until 2pm and anyone is welcome to join.