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 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
Stick with it Scotland #WeAreScotland
NHS Scotland strongly recommends your child gets their flu vaccine this year. Normally, its given to children as a painless nasal (nose) spray and they should get it each year.
Help protect your child, each other and the NHS.
Visit http://www.nhsinform.scot/childflu or call 0800 22 44 88 to find out about getting the flu vaccine in your area.
Community Enterprise is undertaking the feasibility study for our plans to move to the woods.
Please complete their survey to let us know your thoughts about our proposal.
Thank you 😊
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.
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!!