Risca start-up Brighter Minds Childcare secures micro loan from Development Bank of Wales

Investment Executive
Helen Morris and Claire Vokes

A new Risca wraparound childcare service has launched, with provision for up to 45 children, after securing a micro loan from the Development Bank of Wales.

Brighter Minds Childcare Ltd, who encourage learning through play, converted a large garage at their base on Gwendoline Road, Risca into an additional room for their bright and friendly childcare facility. The loan has enabled them to offer parents in the area more childcare services. These include wraparound, breakfast, afterschool club and holiday club support is available to parents of children who attend local primary schools.

Founder Helen Morris said: “We believe in providing a home from home nurturing environment where children can flourish and where curiosity, adventure and fun is the heart of learning. Thanks to the support of the Development Bank of Wales we’re able to offer our services and learning-through-play ethos to local families.”

The micro loan was arranged on behalf of the Development Bank of Wales by Investment Executive Claire Vokes. She said: “Helen has provided high quality facilities that are really in demand for the area. She’s now looking ahead to a very successful new academic year, with parents already booking places for September 2021. We are delighted to support her and the Brighter Minds Childcare team as their business grows.”

Find out more about start-up and growth funding available from the Development Bank of Wales or email Claire for an informal discussion of your finance needs: claire.vokes@developmentbank.wales

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