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  • September 1984: The nursery was set up by local parents.
  • 1998: Parents voted for the nursery to remain a community run group rather than being taken over by the local authority.
  • 1999: The nursery entered a partnership agreement with Renfrewshire council to provide funded places. The current building was constructed within the grounds of the primary school, which the nursery has leased from Renfrewshire Council ever since.
  • January 2016: The nursery re-registered with The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO).
  • August 2021: The nursery takes part in a tendering exercise every 3 or 4 years to provide funded early learning and childcare through a partnership agreement with Renfrewshire Council. We have just secured our Partnership with Renfrewshire Council once again for the period starting in August. This contract is to provide 1140 hours, or up to 30 hours per week during term time, of early learning and childcare.
Inspection Report

The most recent HMIE Inspection of Kilbarchan Community Nursery was in June 2009. During this and previous inspections, the particular strengths of the nursery were noted as:

  • Stimulating and well-planned learning environment.
  • A high-quality curriculum which meets the needs of all learners.
  • Very effective methods staff use to consult with children and involve them in their learning.
  • Highly-motivated and effective staff team.
  • The very effective leadership of the head of centre in leading learning.