Bettye Hyde nursery makes move to new Sandy Hill hub
Residents in Sandy Hill are celebrating the purchase and renovation of a former carriage house on Blackburn Avenue as the new home of the venerable Bettye Hyde nursery.
Instead, Moussa created a corporation and got residents to buy shares to purchase and renovate the building. In January, a wellness centre offering an array of medical services opened in the newly named Childhood, Adolescent, and Family Centre of Ottawa. And on Thursday, the 71-year-old nursery moved from its previous home in the basement of the nearby All Saints Church.
The new day care centre has space for about 40 children and there are few spaces available, according to the president of school's board of directors.
Resident Claire Macdonald said the new centre fills a needed void for the community.
"The nursery school has been in this community for 40 years and we didn't want to lose it," said Macdonald. "It's something that appeals to families and encourages families to live well in Sandy Hill."