Academy gains new nursery

Added on Thursday 27 Sep 2012

Kelvinside Academy has won planning approval to build a new £500,000 nursery. Set to open in summer next year it will coincide with a move from term time only to all year round nursery provision.

The project is the latest stage of a significant investment programme that also includes restoration work at the Academy's Kirklee Road campus.

The new Balgray Campus nursery will provide classrooms and other activity areas, as well as an external play area for up to 50 pre-school children and staff.

Kelvinside Academy Rector, Robert Karling, said: "This purpose built new facility will provide a stimulating environment for high quality childcare. Surrounded by green open spaces, health and well-being will be an integral feature of the school's early years education."

"Its location within the Balgray Campus, alongside the neighbouring sports pavilion and facilities, will enable young children to embrace outdoor learning; a major part of the Scottish Government's Curriculum for Excellence."

"Opportunities for outdoor learning will be enhanced further through the provision of a series of covered, safe, secure and soft play areas whilst the nursery's south facing new classrooms fronting the playing fields will lead to an outdoor learning garden pavilion."

The nursery will introduce a dedicated traffic management system featuring turn circles and drop off points, enabling parents to gain access to and exit from the site with minimum disruption to local residents.