Nicola Sturgeon paid a visit to the city's Southside to celebrate the renaming of a newly revamped nursery.

The First Minister was welcomed by staff and families at Busy Bees Glasgow Heritage House, formerly known as Glasgow Albert Drive, on Friday.

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Following a ribbon-cutting ceremony, the FM said: “It’s important that we ensure every child in Scotland receives the best start in life, and it was excellent to see how the Busy Bees team deliver that at this nursery.

“I have enjoyed previous visits to the nursery, and it was wonderful to see how much the nursery has evolved to ensure they continue to provide outstanding care and education for young children.

"It’s also extremely beneficial to learn about some of the difficulties faced by educators at the moment.

"It will certainly help us to improve and implement solutions for early years education moving forward.”

Glasgow Times:

After an afternoon of assisting children in activities designed to develop their writing skills, Sturgeon took the time to speak with nursery staff to discuss how the childcare sector is coping with coming out of the pandemic and how to best support parents to return to work.

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On Friday, Yvonne Smillie, managing director of Busy Bees Scotland, said: “It was our pleasure to welcome First Minister Nicola Sturgeon back to our nursery.

"We’re grateful that she managed to fit us into her busy schedule, and we’re proud to have had the chance to show her around the nursery, explain how we offer an exemplary educational setting for our children, and discuss the challenges that our staff face, many of whom are constituents.

"As we learn to live with Covid, today’s ribbon-cutting and the return to our much-loved name of Heritage House is a great way to mark today’s visit and the exciting times ahead for our children, families, and staff.”

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