Angela Gray of Campbellsburg has been in the childcare business for most of her life.
Gray worked for her mother at Nanny’s Daycare in Buckner, and took over the business when her mother retired. She operated Nanny’s in Buckner for 14 years.
Seven years ago, Gray and her family moved to Campbellsburg. She says she did not see much in the way of daycare in the area and decided to find a building and open her own. That was four years ago. Gray finally found what she was looking for last winter and began the task of fixing it up. “It was just a big empty space,” she said. Gray’s husband framed out the rooms and she did the mud and tape. The duo added bright carpet, fresh paint, books and toys.
The bright yellow building named Nanny’s Childcare & Preschool on U.S. 421 in Campbellsburg now awaits final approval before the patter of little feet can bring the business to life.
The front door opens onto the central lobby with spacious separate rooms for different age groups radiating from it.
Nanny’s will accept children from six weeks to 12 years old.
Breakfast, lunch and snacks are provided in an airy room at the back of the building. However, the nursery suite designed for babies from six weeks to two years old has its own kitchen.
The facility also features four bathrooms, all handicapped accessible.
A fenced backyard provides a place for outdoor play. Younger children have their own size-appropriate fenced yard with play equipment.
Gray said she expects that Campbellsburg Elementary School will offer pick-up and drop-off service.
She is bringing her long-time staff from Buckner with her to the new Nanny’s. Tammy Payton, a Henry County native and 20-year colleague of Gray’s, will run the six weeks to one year old group. She will also oversee the six weeks to two years room. Two more former employees with 14 years worth of experience each will join in the new endeavor as well.
Gray plans a series of open houses in the upcoming weeks to give folks a chance to tour the facility.
“I encourage people to come see the building whether they have kids or not,” she said.
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