Pre-school nursery set for Chapelton

The town will have 40% green space.
The town will have 40% green space.

The start of Scotland’s largest new town, Chapelton, continues with a deal to bring a pre-school nursery to its first neighbourhood.

Operated by The Croft Nurseries Ltd in Stonehaven, the nursery school will have capacity to register 100 children from Chapelton and surrounding areas.

The establishment is the third business to sign a deal with Elsick Development Company (EDC) to open a commercial property within this much-anticipated new development near Aberdeen.

Linda Pirie, a pre-school teacher from Stonehaven with over 25 years’ experience, is behind Aberdeenshire’s newest nursery.

She said: “Nursery school places within the North-east are in huge demand thanks to the growing population so we know that a nursery school at Chapelton will be a welcome addition.

The nursery school will help support the incoming families of the new town as well as those living within neighbouring towns such as Portlethen and Newtonhill.

“As an SQA-approved training provider, we will be recruiting for a number of positions from modern apprentices to full time qualified practitioners. The nursery school will provide day care facilities for children between the ages of six weeks to five years as well as an after-school club for older primary school children.

“Nursery schools support all aspects of children’s well-being and development and encourage learning through real life situations.

‘‘Daily experiences such as posting the mail or visiting the library help develop skills and aid children to become life-long learners.”