Author Archives: Jane Bain

Care Inspectorate Feedback

During the current pandemic the Care Inspectorate are not able to make their usual unannounced visits to inspect early learning and childcare services. To ensure quality is maintained they are, instead, sampling services and asking them to complete “Key Question 5: a self-evaluation resource and tool which will sit alongside their Quality Framework for Early Learning and Childcare when it is published later this year.

CVN were asked to complete this evaluation and we are delighted that, following its submission along with the required evidence, we have received the following feedback :

“It is clear that nurturing and warm relationships are at the heart of your values and ethos and this has ensured children feel safe and respected in your setting”

“you have made mindful changes to practice, where necessary, while also preserving the experience children know and love to help them adjust to the ‘new normal’”

“There are robust, clear and concise risk assessments in place which support everyone to understand their responsibilities in maintaining a safe environment”

“we are confident that your consistent presence during children’s experiences supports staff understanding and practice in a positive way”

We are working hard at CVN to maintain our service during these changing times and such official feedback about our practice is a welcome pat on the back #CVN #teamCVN #ELCStirling #teamELC #patontheback #workinghardinhardtimes #covidresponse #stickwithitscotland #ELCImprove

We’re Prizewinners!

We are delighted that our project to build a new nursery in the Gillies Hill Woodland has won the Falck Renewables Recovery for a Resilient Sustainable Future Competition! The £5000 prize is a welcome addition to our funding pots #falckrenewables #prizewinners #looktothefuture #rsustainableliving #learninginnature

Picnic in the Woods

Another great day in the woods. Thank goodness we have such a wet climate – what would we do without so much mud to play in?? When we weren’t stomping in the mud we were looking out for leaves to see what different shapes, sizes and colours we could find. We found some lovely purple flowers and some toadstools too.

Lottery Funding Success!!

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded £10,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund to begin the development of our new nursery in the woods. This award will allow us to complete a feasibility study and formalise our plans. It’s the first step but its a big one!! Gillies Hill here we come!!