Parent relieved after crash barriers installed outside Carine childcare centre

A safety barrier was installed outside Jellybeans Child Care in Carine after an accident recently. Picture: Martin Kennealey d477642
Reports on the car accident earlier this year.
A safety barrier was installed outside Jellybeans Child Care in Carine after an accident recently. Picture: Martin Kennealey d477642 Reports on the car accident earlier this year.

A CARINE parent is relieved after safety barriers were installed outside a childcare centre.

A car crashed into the perimeter wall of Jellybeans Child Care on Duffy Road in August.

No staff or children were injured but mother Amanda Houghton said it was “nerve-|racking” having her four-year-old son there following the crash.

She had called for the City of Stirling to install crash barriers but it was rejected because of low crash statistics.

Ms Houghton said she was delighted after discovering the barriers had been installed this month.

“It just gives you this peace of mind that the children won’t be in danger. It’s definitely created a sense of relief,” she said.

She said she felt more worried about her son after the accident and believed it had affected him.

“It definitely had an impact on him,” she said.

“Even though no one was hurt, it leaves you with a bitter taste in your mouth every time you go there.”

A City of Stirling spokeswoman said the centre owners agreed to fund the cost of a crash barrier, so the City organised installation of the structure on their behalf.

The installation costs were covered by the centre but the City will be responsible for ongoing maintenance where required.

G8 Education did not respond to requests for comment.