We are officially Very Good ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

We are delighted to report that we recently had an unannounced inspection visit by the Care Inspectorate and that we were awarded the following gradings :

Quality of care and support 5- Very Good ⭐️

Quality of environment 5 – Very Good ⭐️

Quality of staffing 5 – Very Good ⭐️

Quality of management and leadership 5 – Very Good ⭐️

In her report the inspector noted that “all children are supported to reach their potential” and recognised our “strong connections to the wider communities”.

Our indoor and outdoor environments were “well resourced and carefully set out” and provided “experiences [that] were well matched to the developmental stages of the children and promoted fun, learning and independence”. The inspector particularly noted our use of Gillies Hill Community Woodland which gives children “uninterrupted time to become absorbed in their play and have fun” and how it “encouraged children to be adventurous, to develop their self-confidence and their resilience through opportunities to climb trees and explore the woods”

Our staff team “were confident in their role.. and worked well together as a team”. The inspector recognised that the “staff team and manager were clearly committed to the ongoing development of the service”. “They spoke passionately about long term aims … to build a bespoke nursery within the woods”

The inspector also noted that the “positive atmosphere of the service was evident throughout our visit” and that she was “confident the service would continue to offer high quality experiences and positive outcomes for children”

The full report can be seen on the Care Inspectorate website


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