MSP visits Bearsden Nursery for Scottish Learning Week

Rona Mackay MSP meets apprentice Chloe Winning and nursery manager Donna Adams

Mrs. Mackay presented a certificate to Chloe Winning who recently completed her apprenticeship (SVQ in social services (Children and young people, SCQF level 7) at the crèche.

Chloe joined Lullaby Nurseries straight out of school and has thrived in the professional learning environment.

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Ms Mackay said: “It was an absolute pleasure to present Chloe with her certificate and I wish her every success in her chosen career.

“It was clear that she loved every minute of her interaction with the children.

“Lullaby Lane is an outstanding business model that I would love to see replicated across Scotland.

“The company has a fantastic philosophy. They support their workers and train their staff to the highest standard, with an emphasis on fun and relationships.

“Young people, like Chloe, are off to the best start in their careers and I applaud everyone for the job they are doing.”

Lullaby Lane nurseries – which also have a facility in Milngavie – are run by manager Pauline Scott, while Donna Adams, who is the manager of the Bears den nursery, is herself a former modern apprentice.

There are 16 Modern Apprentices in training with the company currently in training on various frameworks, mainly Social Services (Children & Youth).

With a former Modern Apprentice of the Year winner coming from the Bearsden site, Lullaby is nominated for this year’s SME Employer of the Year for the Scottish Apprenticeship Awards.

Two other employees are former Apprentice of the Year winners.

Pauline, who is also co-owner of apprenticeship company Tigers UK, said: “We always talk about the need to attract new talent, but also to train and shape people in our ethos, which places good -being emotional of our children, and our team, at the heart of our practice and our policies.

“So training and development through opportunities such as apprenticeships has always been at the forefront of what we strive for, as our business exists to help inspire and help people develop their infinite potential.

“To develop your potential, you need to be in a psychologically safe and nurturing environment.

“The modern learning model works so well for us because people benefit from this hands-on life experience and you just can’t fake that.

“An apprenticeship is the perfect balance between training off the job and learning on the job.”

The daycare also welcomed representatives from McLaughlin and Harvey (contractors for the Allander Leisure Center and Boclair Academy projects) to the Milngavie site last time to explain the children their work and perform fun construction-related tasks. of turns.

A follow-up visit is planned for the children at the Allander Leisure Center site in the near future.

Dora W. Clawson