Renfrewshire Council

Boy exploring nature at Heriot ELCC

Name our new build nurseries in Dargavel, Kirklandneuk and Lochfield

Vote for your preferred name for our three new build nurseries in Dargavel in Bishopton, Kirklandneuk in Renfrew and Lochfield in Paisley.

From Wednesday 11 March until Sunday 5 April 2020, you can vote for your preferred name for your local early learning and childcare centre.

Vote for the name of your new build nursery centre

In accordance with Scottish law on consulting with parents about schools and nurseries, we are seeking your view on a selection of names for each new build nursery centre or class.

While Houston Early Learning and Childcare Class is getting a new build nursery, it will retain its existing name.

What is the choice of names for the new build centres?

We chose these names based on local place names and historical points of interest.

Choice of names for the new build centre in Dargavel, Bishopton

  1. Dargavel Early Learning and Childcare Centre
  2. Mosshall Early Learning and Childcare Centre
  3. Woodend Early Learning and Childcare Centre

Choice of names for the new build centre in Kirklandneuk, Renfrew

  1. Kirklandneuk Early Learning and Childcare Centre
  2. Kirklands Early Learning and Childcare Centre
  3. Kirkfield Early Learning and Childcare Centre

Choice of names for the new build centre in Lochfield, Paisley

  1. Lochfield Early Learning and Childcare Centre 
  2. Colinslie Early Learning and Childcare Centre
  3. Stonefield Early Learning and Childcare Centre

Are there any public meetings?

Yes. Parents, children and young people and the wider community can attend a public meeting in their local area to vote for the name of the nursery as well as ask further questions about their new early learning and childcare centre.

  • Monday 23 March at 6.30pm in Bishopton Primary School
  • Tuesday 24 March at 6.30pm in Kirklandneuk Primary School
  • Wednesday 25 March at 6.30pm in Lochfield Primary School

I've heard that my new build nursery will be delayed. What will happen to my child?

We have already completed nine refurbishments and 13 new build, extension and refurbishment projects are on track to be completed by August 2020.

The remaining two new build centres, one extension and one refurbishment projects are now expected to be completed in November 2020 due to delays from remediation works on each site.

Children attend nursery one month after their third birthday, giving nurseries extra capacity for the first few months while building works are being completed.

Lochfield

  • Children due to attend the new build centre in Lochfield will be temporarily located at Todholm, St Charles or Paisley ELCCs.

Bishopton

  • Children living in Bishopton and due to attend the new build centre in Dargavel will temporarily attend St John Bosco or St Anne's ELCCs.

Arrangements will be in place to support children attending a local nursery supported by staff from their new build centre. This will ensure consistency and support for children when they transition to their new build centre.

It is expected that both new build centres in Dargavel and Lochfield will be open by November 2020.

How and when will I know where my child will be placed?

We are holding the first admissions panels across the area in March, and this will allow us to inform parents of their placement during April.

There are 10 panel areas in Renfrewshire. Each panel area meets to review nursery placement applications and allocate out nursery places on a regular basis, most likely once per month.

The panel areas are:

  • Auchelodement, Lochwinnoch, Spateston, St Margaret's and West Johnstone ELCCs
  • St Anne's, St John Bosco, and new build in Dargavel ELCCs
  • Glendee, the new build in Kirklandneuk, and Moorpark ELCCs
  • Bridge of Weir and Houston ELCCs
  • East Fulton, Our Lady of Peace and Riverbrae ELCCs
  • Bushes, Foxlea, Glenburn, Glenfield, Heriot, and St Peter's ELCCs
  • Hugh Smiley, St Mary's, Wallace, and West ELCCs
  • Douglas Street, Ferguslie, Mossvale, and Hillview ELCCs
  • New build in Lochfield, Paisley, St Charles', and Todholm ELCCs
  • Gallowhill, Ralston, St Catherine's, and Williamsburgh ELCCs

Funded private and voluntary providers of early learning and childcare and funded childminders will have their own nursery placement applications process.

I've not applied for a nursery place. Can I still do that?

We are encouraging all parents to apply for a nursery place now even if their child is not due to start nursery in August 2020. This will help council-run and funded private providers and childminders to plan the spaces available across all our early learning and childcare centres and classes.

Link to apply for a nursery placement

Children attend nursery one month after their third birthday, giving nurseries extra capacity for the first few months while building works are being completed.

If you have a question about applying for nursery, you can read our frequently asked questions or phone your local nursery.