A NEW training facility for the Early Years sector opened its doors on Friday , June 13.

MBK Training, which is run by the Millennium Bright Kid Group, is based at Millennium House, Studley High Street, which locals may remember as the old Studley library.

The facility was opened by Nadhim Zahawi, MP for Stratford, at an event attended by Warwickshire county councillor Clive Rickhards, parish councillor and former Bright Kids employee Sandra Crofts, district councillor Eric Holder and local businesses that have supported MBK’s start-up including LGD Solutions and CWT Training.

Award-winning nursery group Bright Kids has converted the former library into its administration and training headquarters and it now houses modern, spacious training and meetings spaces.

The training facility was initially intended for the 65-strong full and part-time nursery staff. But it is now also available for hire to local businesses and groups and will offer courses in many aspects of early years to those outside of the organisation.

Courses on offer include meeting EYFS requirements (including first aid and safeguarding), team learning and development and business boosters for owners, managers and supervisors.

MBK will also offer a bespoke training course package, tailored to meet the unique learning needs of individual settings upon request.

Tricia Wellings, chief executive of Millennium Bright Kids, said: “I am delighted to be able to get our training academy officially off the ground and we are looking forward to welcoming new learners through our doors in the coming months and years. We are especially excited about offering bespoke training for companies who have identified a need.”

Nadhim Zahawi MP said: “I was delighted to be asked to open MBK’s new training centre. Ensuring that the UK workforce has the correct skills is a vital part of our long term economic plan, so it’s fantastic to see a local facility offering training and opportunities in this important sector.”

For more information visit mbktraining.co.uk or call 01527 452430.