Riverside Rascals nursery to stay put in Mid Argyll

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Lochgilphead nursery Riverside Rascals have announced that the nursery will remain open thanks to a new partnership.

The nursery said the new partnership will be completed following a registration form by the care inspectorate.

A spokesperson for the nursery said: ‘We are delighted that the nursery will be taken over as a partnership as soon as registration form is completed by Care Inspectorate. This can take up to three months though hopefully it will be sooner.

‘We are now offering childcare places for all ages, and we are happy to discuss childcare needs as we are flexible in meeting the needs of families in our local community.’

Mid Argyll councillors have shown their support for the nursery, with all saying they were ‘delighted’ it was to remain open in the area.

Councillor Sandy Taylor said: ‘Early years education is really important for getting the best start, in terms of education and wellbeing, for our children.

‘I am pleased to learn that Riverside Rascals will be able to continue working as one of our valued early years providers here in Mid Argyll.’

Councillor Dougie Philand agreed, saying: ‘I’m delighted to see this important service continuing and that parents and children can have comfort that it will remain open.

‘It also allows staff to have the security of the jobs and everyone can move forward safe in the knowledge Riverside Rascals remain open for business.’

Councillor Donnie MacMillan said he was delighted that Riverside Rascals could continue their good work in the area.

He added: ‘I am delighted that such a well respected and efficiently run nursery is going to remain open.

‘Riverside Rascals is a tremendous nursery for all children in the area and is very well run. I would like to congratulate the previous owners for all their achievements, and wish the new partnership all success.’

For more information on a place for your child at Riverside Rascals, contact Jean McPhee on 01546 606259.