CONSTRUCTION work has started on a new nursery building in Chester.

Childcare provider Kids Planet expect to open the doors to their 110-capacity nursery in April next year.

The building is being constructed on the grounds of Chester Rugby Club in Hare Lane where the existing Kids Planet Chester facility is based.

The brand new base will boost the number of childcare hours available to families nearby.

It will include a range of outdoor play areas, sensory room, secure door entry system and visitor parking.

Kids Planet Chester says the children who attend the existing nursery on the same grounds have been following the progress of the new build with interest.

Nursery manager Ellie Davy said: "The children have loved watching the progress so far. We're excited that the new building will help us maintain the high quality of early learning we provide and we're really looking forward to welcoming new families to the Kids Planet family."