THERE are plans to extend Clentry Nursery in Kelty to cope with increased demand.

Fife Council's proposals for the premises on Keltyhill Road include two new purpose-built playrooms for two-year-olds, ancillary space and a dedicated and secure garden area.

A planning application has been submitted and a spokesperson added: "The project will include refurbishment of the existing playroom for two-year-olds with dedicated access to a kitchen, flexible space for curricular activities, a new playroom for three- and four-year-olds and a new fire alarm.

"It is anticipated that the programme of works at Clentry Nursery will be completed by the end of 2019."

The extension is part of the council's expansion programme with more than 700 new nursery places to be provided in West Fife. This is to help meet a Scottish Government target of 1,140 hours of free early learning and childcare provision for pre-school children by August 2020, up from the current 600 hours.