Bearsden nursery receives ministerial praise during visit

EXTRAORDINARY standards of a Bearsden nursery have been praised during a ministerial visit.

Rona Mackay MSP and Mark McDonald MSP, the minister for childcare and early education, visited Lullaby Lane Nursery on Thursday October 27.

They were given a tour of the building by Pauline Scott, nursery director, and Sarah Jane, manager. They shared the nursery’s ethos of Attachment Led Practice, which “prioritises emotional wellbeing to help them become confident and secure”.

(L-R) Nursery manager Sarah Jane, Rona Mackay MSP, minister Mark McDonald MSP, nursery practitioner Colette Cassidy

Pauline Scott, nursery director, said: “We were delighted to welcome our local MSP, Rona Mackay and Mark McDonald, Minister for Childcare and Early Years, to Lullaby Lane to meet with our children and staff.

“The visit allowed us to share our ethos of Attachment Led Practice which prioritises our children’s emotional wellbeing to help them become confident and secure and overall provide a unique experience within Early Years.

“Both Rona and the minister were extremely generous with their time during the visit to talk to individual members of our team to discuss their experience and their career plans for the future.”

Ms Mackay, Strathkelvin and Bearsden’s MSP, said: “Children are at the front and centre of my agenda as an MSP, so I was absolutely delighted to visit Lullaby Lane Nursery in Bearsden to meet its staff. I want to thank director Pauline Scott and manager Sarah Jane for having us along — I was thoroughly impressed.”

Mr McDonald, Scottish Government minister, said: “For only being open three years, Lullaby Lane Nursery has certainly made some significant achievements in a particularly competitive field. As the Minister for Childcare and Early Years, it was great to meet the staff and hear about what they’re doing that makes this award-winning practice so special.”

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Rona Mackay was elected in May 2016 with a 8,100 majority in Strathkelvin and Bearsden.

Prior to this, she was a journalist in national newspapers for more than 20 years, before becoming Parliamentary Assistant to Clydebank and Milngavie MSP Gil Paterson, with whom she worked for nine years before becoming elected.



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