Fire-damaged day care on the mend

The rebuilding process has begun on the section of Depearl’s Day Care which was damaged by fire on Tuesday June 30.

Workmen have been busy restoring the rear section of the school which was extensively damaged by the flames.

Workmen rebuilding the back section of Depearls Day Care which was extensively damaged by fire on June 30, as Principal Depearl Nurse-Worrell looks on.
Workmen rebuilding the back section of Depearls Day Care which was extensively damaged by fire on June 30, as Principal Depearl Nurse-Worrell looks on.

That area caters to about 75 children between the ages 18 months and four years.

The section at the front where those under 18 months are looked after was not affected by last month’s fire.

Still, Nurse-Worrell said the fire took a toll on business.

“Twenty four children graduated and will move on to primary school. But those children would have come back for the summer camp, which was supposed to be going on all now. Definitely our numbers have been cut tremendously. Only the babies we are holding now,” Nurse-Worrell said.

The principal said while parents were very understanding of the circumstances, Home Improvements and Rayside Construction Limited supported in a number of ways.

Principal Depearl Nurse-Worrel said the rebuilding process, which started on the day of  the fire, was progressing smoothly, and should be completed within three to four weeks.

The insured property employs 14 persons.

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