Construction work has started on a new 30-place nursery building at the site of a primary school in an east Suffolk village.

The building will be situated at Holton St Peter Primary School, near Halesworth, and will offer more expansion to the school, offering places for children aged two to three years old.

The standalone building is being built by Brooks & Wood, an Ipswich-based company, with help from Concertus Design and Property consultants.

Christine Starkl, headteacher at Holton St Peter Primary, said: "I am over the moon to be able to soon offer a high standard facility that will give the young children of Holton and Halesworth a fantastic start to life.

"We currently have a very small number of nursery children, these children are excited to be housed in a new building.

"Our local children deserve the best that our small school and village can offer so I am pleased that work is finally progressing on site."

The new nursery will be equipped with an office, a quiet room, a kitchen and a classroom which will lead to additional outdoor learning space.

Children at the school are currently creating and gathering items to put into a time capsule, which will be placed near the front door of the new building during the construction process.

Philip Ridley, head of planning and coastal management at East Suffolk Council, said: "In 2021, East Suffolk Council allocated £6.3million in Community Infrastructure Levy funding to support the expansion of schools, leisure and health facilities, including the expansion of Holton St Peter, and it is wonderful to see this project get underway."

Works are due to be completed later this year.