New nursery is home for high-fliers

SADDLEWORTH AIR  Cadets are hoping for lift off after landing  a new headquarters in the heart of Diggle.

AIR CADETS: safe landing
AIR CADETS: safe landing

The opening of the refurbished Diggle Day Nursery and Education Centre has given them an upstairs venue for their meetings.

And smiling Pilot Officer Steve Owen, pictured with Sgt MIchael Bohanna, said: “We’ve got a new lease of life, thanks to the nursery.

“We were ‘homeless’ for a time and met at the Methodist hall in Uppermill but now we have our own place we can start recruiting again.

“The air cadets offer tremendous opportunities for young people and we look forward to meet and welcome prospective recruits.”

The nursery is housed in the former Methodist Church building on Huddersfield Road, and will cater for children from birth until school age.

And throughout the Summer months, the nursery’s team of expert carers will be adding on a before and after school club and holiday club to their ultra-modern facilities.

And new owners, Dawn and Mike Naughton, have kept their promise by adding a key space for local organisations to share, maintain and grow their activities.

PLAY TIME: Diggle Nursery
PLAY TIME: Diggle Nursery

The whole building has been renovated to a high standard both inside and out and many key features have been  sympathetically restored and are in keeping with the village and new interior design.

They say: “We love Diggle – our children go to school here – and we have had a very positive reaction to the work on the nursery from villagers who say it has made it very attractive addition to the community.

“It is  top-class and will help breathe new life into the village and become an extra community facility.”

For more information on the nursery, contact Michelle Wilkinson at: or call: 07917 136239.

The Diggle Day Nursery & Education Centre is at Huddersfield Road, Diggle, Saddleworth OL3 5PJ. Email: or  visit their

For information on Saddleworth Air Cadets call: 0151 728 2060.

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