Parents in Keith, Moray, have something to look forward to this year as a new, custom-built early learning and childcare facility is being built in the grounds of Keith Grammar School.
The new 65-place nursery will open in August and be run by new charity Flexible Childcare Services Scotland (FCSS)..
Working in partnership with Moray Council, FCSS is offering fully-funded, flexible early learning and childcare to eligible 2-5 year olds in the Keith area.
The nursery is currently under construction within the grounds of Keith Grammar School. It will provide families with state of the art facilities and resources giving the children in their care the best possible experiential and responsive early learning experience in the area.
The custom-built facility has been designed to provide the children with areas to develop their literacy, numeracy, health and well-being skills. These areas include: construction play spaces; a home corner;, story & quiet areas; natural and eco-friendly areas; emergent writing tables and messy play. Children can freely choose which resources or experiences they wish to participate in.
All areas are designed to support children in learning through play following the Curriculum for Excellence model. Resources support the children in developing their understanding, thinking, investigating, imagination and problem-solving skills.
According to Fiona Ednie, Manager at the new centre, “We are looking forward to this exciting opportunity to be part of the Keith community and offer the children and families a welcoming and inclusive centre, flexible enough to meet everyone’s needs.”
Families who enrol at the new nursery are able to book day care by the hour, only paying for the time they book. They aren’t subject to any up-front costs, deposits or holiday retainers. The new nursery is inclusive and open to all including children with additional needs.
All FCSS staff hold appropriate early learning and childcare qualifications, and are supported in continuing their personal and professional development.
Moray Council’s Chair of Children and Young People’s Committee, Cllr Sonya Warren, welcomed the development.
“We are very excited about the new facility, as well as offering state of the art facilities and equipment the new nursery will fill a much needed gap for parents in the Keith area looking for accessible and affordable childcare.”
If -parents are interested in enrolling at the new Keith Nursery they can register in Keith Community Centre on:
- Monday 20 January from 10am – 4pm
- Wednesday 22 January from 12pm – 4pm
- Tuesday 28 January from 10am – 4pm
- Thursday 30 January from 10am – 4pm