Green Lees Nursery in Cambuslang is in its final year after decades of looking after children in the area.

The nursery, which meets in St Cuthbert’s Church, has been providing childcare since 1969 and will finally close at the end of this academic year.

With changes to legislation and staff looking to retirement, this little bit of local history will finally come to an end.

One parent said; “Teachers are wanting to retire and changes to legislation are making the nursery more difficult to run.”

“Teachers who have been doing it for over 15 years are being told they now need a qualification to continue. So, all the teachers have decided to call it quits, as it’s too difficult to continue.”

A highly regarded setting, the education inspectorate in Scotland rated the setting as Outstanding in their last report. The report praised children who were fully engaged, enthusiastic and excited about their learning. It also praised the highly motivated and skilled staff, effective team work and leadership of staff in providing high quality learning experiences, exemplary participation of parents in their children’s learning, and the outstanding leadership of the manager.

The setting is holding its last ever Christmas fair on Saturday, November 22 at Cambuslang Parish Church’s St Andrew’s Hall between 10am and noon.


A spokesman said: “The fair offers a perfect chance to get into the Christmas spirit and stock up on some special Christmas goodies at the Christmas stall.

“There will also be a tombola, lucky dip, face-painting, home baking, and toys and books.

“We would love to have donations for the tombola as it is usually very well received with a great chance of winning a prize! Also, why not have a clear out of all the old toys and books that your children no longer play with? You will donate to a good cause and get some space cleared in time for all the new toys from Santa.

“A new stall for this year will be a raffle for a Christmas hamper - a great idea for a Christmas gift. We would be very grateful for donations of non-perishable food items to fill the hamper, such as crisps, biscuits, wine, pickles etc. All the usual hamper suspects are welcome.”

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