A Cambuslang nursery is gearing up for its final events, after decades of looking after children in the area.
The Reformer revealed last December that the Greenlees Nursery, which meets in St Cuthbert’s Church and has been running since 1969, will finally close at the end of the current academic year.
A change in legislation, and staff wanting to retire, means a little bit of local history will come to an end.
One parent told the Reformer: “Teachers are wanting to retire and changes to legislation are making the nursery more difficult to run.
“Teachers who have been doing it for over 15 years are being told they now need a qualification to continue. So all the teachers have decided to call it quits as it’s too difficult to continue.”
Their first event will be a farewell open day, running on Wednesday, May 13, from 3.30-8pm.
This is aimed at all the parents and kids who have attended Greenlees Nursery over the years. It is chance to look at old ‘work’ and photos and meet with the teachers.
Then they will mark the end of an era with a farewell party on Friday, May 29, at 7.30pm at Cambuslang Rugby Club.
Again, this is aimed at all the parents of children who have attended Greenlees Nursery over the years. The kids’ work will be there to view and also old photographs, etc, will be on show.
A spokesman said: “Please join us to sare farewell to decades of Greenlees Nursery. There will be bubbles, bits and a disco.”
Tickets are £5, and for details call 0779 250 5549 or email jachutchison@gmail. com.
The nursery is highly regarded, and earlier this year was given an outstanding report by education inspectorate HMIe Scotland last year.
It praised children who are
fully engaged, enthusiastic and excited about their learning, highly motivated and skilled staff, effective team work and leadership of staff in providing high quality learning experiences, exemplary participation of parents in their children’s learning, and the outstanding leadership of the manager.
Praising the nursery, the report said: “Children clearly enjoy attending nursery. They are fully engaged in their learning, showing great enthusiasm and motivation. They are becoming more aware of themselves as learners taking forward their own interests and talking confidently about what they are doing. They immerse themselves in their role play - such as being pirates seeking treasure in their ship called the Black Pearl. They are inquisitive and thrive on discovery.
“In their play they display a great deal of imagination and creativity. Children interact extremely well with each other and staff. During together times they promote a positive ethos of friendship and care, always respecting what others have to say. Across their learning and nursery routines children are very independent.”