PARENTS and children at a Helensburgh nursery have received a welcome morale boost while home learning continues during lockdown.

Stepping Stones nursery in West King Street remains closed and while staff are still engaging with families, through online calls and activities, this week they went the extra mile to reach out to the youngsters.

So-called wellbeing bags, including treats, sensory activities and a special Stepping Stones teddy bear, were delivered to homes throughout the area to give families “a little lift in these strange and difficult times”.

A spokesperson for the nursery said: “We understand the pressures of working from home, home learning and not being able to see friends and family, all whilst in a wet and cold west coast winter.

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“Taking the bear on adventures and sharing the photographs of these allow us to keep in touch and see what everyone is getting up to.

“Not only was it important to connect with the children but also to recognise the strain this can have on the families’ mental wellbeing as a whole.”

Also included in the bags were some tea, coffee and chocolate bars for parents to enjoy when they finally manage to get some well-earned downtime, along with a scented candle to help them relax.

The nursery spokesperson added: “Having these delivered by our amazing staff team has hopefully given our families a well needed and deserved lift.”

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