New Nursery Named

Monday 11 September 2017

Inverclyde Council’s new £2.6 million early years facility in Greenock has been named after a poll of parents, children, staff and the local community.

Greenock Early Years Centre Design

Glenpark Early Learning Centre was the most popular choice for the 100 pupil facility which is being built on part of the old Greenock Academy site.

Education & Communities Convener Councillor Jim Clocherty said: “When it is finished the new nursery will be at the heart of the community so it is essential we find out what people of all ages were looking for when it came to a name.

“There were some interesting suggestions but clearly when it came to making a final decision it was quite right that we agreed with the majority.”

All three playrooms in the new Glenpark Early Learning Centre – two accommodating 40 children and one accommodating 20 – will have views out over the River Clyde.

It is the latest project in Inverclyde Council’s £270 million schools estate programme. A new £9.2 million St Ninian’s Primary is currently being built and work is underway refurbishing Moorfoot Primary school in Gourock and Lady Alice Primary in Greenock. The refurbishment of the Bluebird Family Centre in Greenock is almost completed.

The choices for the new centre were:

Glenpark Early Learning (and Childcare) Centre or Children’s Centre

Finnart Early Learning (and Childcare) Centre or Children’s Centre

Riverview Early Learning (and Childcare) Centre or Children’s Centre

Riverside Early Learning (and Childcare) Centre or Children’s Centre

Clydeside Early Learning (and Childcare) Centre or Children’s Centre

West End Early Learning (and Childcare) Centre or Children’s Centre

Page last updated: 11 September 2017