Nursery classes together at last

nursery children are on the move. The tiny tots will finally relocate to St Margaret’s Primary in Polmont in August – over 30 years after the school was built.

Falkirk Council’s education committee rubber-stamped the switch when it met this week. The decision will see the two nursery classes come under one roof for the first time.

The committee was told that when St Margaret’s was built in the 1970’s the nursery classroom was not big enough for everybody. As a result, some youngsters were sent to Greenpark Community Centre for their childcare and pre-school education. It was supposed to be a temporary measure.

The amalgamation will see 60 children, a nursery teacher and three early years staff joining the nursery campus at the school. It will be open between 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. for babies, toddlers and nursery-aged children. An outdoor play area will be created and drop off area provided for parents.

Mums and dads were asked their views ahead of the final decision being taken and were happy to agree. Councillor John Patrick, vice convener of the education committee, admitted: “This was indeed one of our better consultation exercises and I’m delighted it has been successful.”