Holy Family Nursery Class opened

A derelict building in the heart Mossend has been transformed into a welcoming new nursery

Holy Family Nursery Class opened

Holy Family Nursery Class was officially opened by Cllr Frank McNally, Convener of Education and Families, on Tuesday 28 January.

The centre in Bellshill has been developed within the former Mossend Senior Citizens Centre to provide improved nursery provision and children entertained guests by singing nursery rhymes.

Cllr McNally said: "The opening was really special as it marked the culmination of years of hard work by so many people to get us to this place. It's a first-class resource and it was great to see the children enjoying the fantastic indoor and outdoor play areas.

"It is one of several such new Family Learning Centres which are set to open in communities across North Lanarkshire in coming months - both in existing schools as well as brand new facilities.

"We are determined to give all young people in North Lanarkshire the best possible start in their lives and facilities like these help us to deliver on that goal.

holy family nursery opening Jan 2020 "Mossend has benefited from investment in recent years, including the new play and sport facilities at Hope Street Park, close to the new nursery."

Frances Wilson, Head Teacher of Holy Family Primary and Nursery Class, added: "It's clear to see how much the children are enjoying their new surroundings and the feedback we've had from parents and the wider community has been so positive.

"The new nursery class brings with it so many benefits, such as provision of accessible and high quality early learning and childcare, which we know enriches children with the skills and confidence to carry on throughout schooling and helps them succeed in life."

The new Holy Family Nursery is part of a massive expansion programme in the development of Early Learning and Childcare across North Lanarkshire.

This year the amount of early learning and childcare entitlement will almost double - from 600 to 1140 hours per year - for all 3 and 4 year olds and eligible 2 year olds.

The nursery has a capacity for up to 32 children aged between two and four years old.

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