GREAT news for Army families! Bigger and better childcare facilities have opened at Wattisham Station in Suffolk.

The new Wattisham Airfield Childcare Centre is available for families from the military and civilian communities in this isolated and rural area.

The nursery has the capacity to provide day care for up to 52 children aged up to five, as well as after school and holiday clubs for primary school-aged children. It was built by the MOD and equipped with funding from Suffolk County Council.

The majority of the children who use the centre are from around 250 military families living at Wattisham. Station Commander Colonel Jason Etherington said: β€œIt has been a real pleasure to see this project reach completion. For some years the childcare centre struggled on in buildings that were dated, damp and not really fit for purpose.

“The new centre is essential to meet the childcare needs of families living in an isolated rural location.”

For more information, contact the HIVE or our local AFF Co-ordinator at

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