The My Little Kingdom Day Nursery ‘s approach to childcare is that nature is the best classroom: My Little Kingdom provides outdoor learning giving all children the opportunity to embrace the outdoors and connect with nature, promoting health and well-being. The outdoor environment encourages investigation, exploration and creative thinking which will support children’s holistic development.
As the business continues to grow, the demand for spaces has been increasing. The nursery is registered for 72 children, however with the current government childcare funding model being rolled out this year Emma Fullwood and Sarah-Jane Sewell knew that the demand for space would dramatically increase. My Little Kingdom explored various options to increase floor space and finally settled on the option of a 26ft Mongolian Yurt. This fits perfectly and compliments the ethos of the nursery, learning through nature. The Yurt offers up to 25 child spaces, providing all year-round outdoor learning environment. The Yurt is fitted with a wood burning stove, offering a cosy and warm space where the children can come in and spend time warming up by the fire and enjoying the natural learning opportunities that are offered by our Forest School Leader.
The purchase of the Yurt required finance, but being a young business Emma and Sarah-Jane struggled to get finance from their bank. Fortunately, they were introduced to Swoop.
The Asset Finance team at Swoop took time to understand the business, and the project at hand. With their knowledge of the lending market, Swoop identified the best funding partner as Bibby, and had the credit approved within 48 hours.
Swoop worked closely with Emma and Sarah-Jane, liaising with supplier Yurts for Life and the lender to ensure the transaction progressed smoothly.
Emma and Sarah-Jane are delighted with the Yurt. My Little Kingdom Day Nursery have a unique learning environment to offer to children.
Swoop looks forward to assisting Emma and Sarah-Jane with any future funding needs.
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