The Sonas Childcare charity continues its work to resolve some of the island's childcare issues. The SONAS Board are pleased to announce that five new committee members have come forward to join the board, which will come under the auspices of South Islay Development (SID).
Stepping up to join the board are Rosie Gordon, Dionne Johnston, Gillian McGregor, Joanne Beckett, and Pat McGrann. Between them, they have a wealth of experience in parenthood, childcare, medicine, and charities, all of which will benefit the project immensely.
The new sub-group and SID would like to thank everyone who has helped shape the Sonas Childcare charity to date. As with any charity or funded project, it is an ongoing process and there is a lot of hard work which has already been done by the previous members of the board in identifying and trying to secure premises for a much-needed childcare facility.
The Sonas committee has been working with AMP Architects and Argyll & Bute Council to look at the Ramsay Hall as a potential building for housing childcare. Within this building, they have looked to retain the community hall with improved services (kitchen, bar, storage), a childcare facility for children under 3 years (with access to outdoor space on Port Ellen Playing Fields) and improved upstairs space (investigating changing rooms or office space for SID).
So, what happens next?