Aylesbury College’s Children Centre and Nursery DevelopmentSeptember 29, 2010
Work started last week on the new Children’s Centre and Nursery development at Aylesbury College.
The College was recently awarded a £225,000 grant by the Skills Funding Agency, as part of the Government’s plan to invest in Colleges across the country. This grant will go towards the replacement Nursery. The Children’s Centre and Pre-School Area is being funded by Buckinghamshire County Council.
The development will significantly improve the facilities available in a new, state-of-the-art building (see the artist’s impression below). Construction work is due to be completed by the end of March next year, with the Children’s Centre opening in April. The Nursery will open shortly afterwards.
Although the Government is currently working hard to reduce the national deficit, this development at Aylesbury College shows that investment projects in further education are still going ahead. The Government fully understands that colleges in Britain must be adequately equipped for learning, and has pledged to invest £50 million into new further education facilities across the country.
On 8th September I received a letter from John Hayes MP, Minister for Further Education, Skills, and Lifelong Learning, outlining the Government’s plans regarding spending on further education. The letter helps to clarify the Government’s policy on the issue, and can be viewed below.