Paisley Daily Express
Kids settle in to new nursery hub
Youngsters and staff love purpose-built Houston centre
Youngsters across Renfrewshire are this month settling into new purpose- built nurseries as the expansion of early years continues across the area.
New facilities have opened in Houston Primary and in the Lochfield area of Paisley and those aged three to five have been getting to grips with their new, impressive surroundings.
Today the staff in Houston are telling the Express the benefits of the new space.
The two new depute heads, Laura Anderson and Helen Greenhorn, say the building in Crosslee Road has lots for wee ones to discover, get creative, use their imagination and learn social skills.
Laura said: “Preparing to move into the new building was hectic but everyone was excited by the new building.
“Seeing the children’s reactions on the first day was magical.
“They had watched the building take shape for so long and to finally get inside was a special day for everyone involved.”
Helen, like Laura, had a wealth of experience in local nurseries and applied for the management role last year.
She too was delighted to welcome children into the new building.
She said: “I was also excited by the opportunity to set up a new purpose-built nursery and further extend the team’s knowledge and learning opportunities.
“The new building has exceeded my expectations and I am excited by the opportunities it brings to the team and children’s learning experiences.”
Head teacher of Houston Primary Jennifer Murray said that when the team found out they were getting a new nursery, it was very exciting.
“Our new building has surpassed all expectations,” she said.
“Our staff and children have been eager to make the most of their new learning environment.
“The indoor and outdoor facilities offer rich and exciting learning experiences for our children for many, many years to come.”