Get to Know: Debbie Ashby and Helen Pearson


Introducing the new owners of our onsite nursery, Sandmartins Nursery Ltd

We are proud to have an outstanding Nursery facility onsite at York Biotech Campus, providing care for children aged from three months to five years old. Earlier in the year, the staff at the nursery were presented with the possibility that it could close after 24 years of operation. However, having worked at the nursery since the very beginning, Debbie and Helen were not ready to see Sandmartins go, and made the decision to take it over.

Having navigated the tricky process of changing management, all while during lockdown, we caught up with them both to find out more about their relationship with the nursery and what makes Sandmartins so special.

First of all, congratulations on your new roles as Directors of Sandmartins Nursery Ltd! What made you decide to take over the nursery...