Our children and staff had an amazing Christmas party today with the Oasis group. Everyone enjoyed crafting a Christmas tree before tucking into some ice cream and jelly. Of course it wouldn’t be a Christmas party without some presents and our children exchanged gifts with the Oasis members – it was such a joy to see so many smiling faces. Thank you to everyone who came along and really got into the Christmas spirit with our wee ones 🥰
A big thanks too to our fantastic staff team and who always rise to the occasion, to our lovely caretaker Lesley for accommodating us and also a big thank you to the community fund who funded our party.
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