Children at a West Melton nursery and preschool had a special visitor earlier today - Prime Minister John Key.
The Cat's Pyjamas PreSchool and Nursery co-owner Tracy Summerfield said the children, and parents, were "really excited" to meet Key.
"He went through all the rooms. No-one missed out on meeting him ... He got down to the children's level and had a good talk."
She said the children were also given the chance to ask Key questions and the most common was, "what's it like being the boss?", to which he replied "fantastic".
Summerfield believed Key, accompanied by Selwyn MP Amy Adams, visited the nursery and preschool, which opened in April, to see the growth in the area following the earthquakes.
She said a number of new businesses had opened up in the area as new subdivisions were being developed.
While the nursery and preschool role was still "relatively small" Summerfield expected it would grow in the New Year as more people moved to the area.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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