Work complete on build of new Skye nursery

WORK has been completed on the build of Bun-Sgoil Shlèite’s new nursery building in Skye.

James MacQueen Building Contractors and R.HOUSE undertook the works to create a two classroom nursery unit to accommodate both English and Gaelic Medium children.

The new building is registered for up to 28 children and will support the delivery of the increased entitlement of 1,140 hours of funded early learning and childcare (ELC) per year.

71 construction projects have now been completed as part of the ELC expansion programme, many of which also included other improvements to school buildings.

Katie Wight, headteacher at the setting, said, “Since moving into our new purpose-built building in December, our learners have been thoroughly enjoying the new space and all the opportunities it brings in supporting their learning. This is a wonderful asset to our school community, and we are looking forward to developing and making it our own in the months and years to come. I would like to thank MacQueen’s for their excellent work and their generosity in building an outdoor shelter in our woodland for our learners to enjoy.”

James MacQueen Building Contractors, together with R.HOUSE, have gifted an additional building to Bun-Sgoil Shlèite. JMQB has been the main contractor for The Highland Council, building a new nursery in Sleat. The building, designed by Rural Design, will allow the nursery and primary children to play and learn outside in all weathers.

James MacQueen, MD at James MacQueen Building Contractors, added, “We are delighted to have completed this important local project together with Highland Council, delivering this much needed, purpose-built nursery for the children and staff of Bun-Sgoil Shlèite. We are deeply proud to be able to support our local community and thrilled that the children and teachers are already enjoying and benefiting from their new space.

“To further support the Bun-Sgoil Shlèite community, we have gifted an additional building, designed by R.HOUSE, which will be an outdoor learning structure where the children can connect to their environment and have a space to gather, shelter and play together outdoors in all weathers, which is essential on Skye!”