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Top Marks for Nursery Classes

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June 2018

Two Clackmannanshire nursery classes have received top marks from inspectors.

Redwell Primary School Nursery Class has received an ‘Excellent’ and a ‘Very Good’ grade from inspectors who found the nursery provides a ‘first class quality of service.’

And Abercomby Nursery Class has received two ‘Very Good’ grades from inspectors who heard positive comments from parents on how well staff knew their children, activities and children’s learning.

Inspectors from the Care Inspectorate visited both nursery classes unannounced in April and talked to parents, carers, children and staff.

The inspector evaluated Redwell nursery class as ‘Excellent’ for Quality of Care and Support and ‘Very Good’ for Quality of Management and Leadership. The inspector evaluated Abercromby nursery class as ‘Very Good’ in all aspects that were inspected – Quality of Care and Support and Quality of Staffing.

A number of strengths were found in the work at both nurseries.
The Redwell report highlights:

  • The culture and work ethic of the team is a particular strength which results in excellent outcomes for children’s development.
  • Systems to identify and ensure children’s care and support needs were met were exceptional.
  • The positive and nurturing team recognised the importance of working with families and has adopted approached to include parents in the services, support parents outwith the service and truly recognised parents as partners
  • Children were at the heart of all planning and this was focussed on developing skills for life, recognising children as capable and responsible for instilling a love of learning through play experiences.

The Abercromby report highlights:

  • The skilled staff team knew the children well, recognising their individual capabilities, offering challenge and supporting achievement.
  • Children were kind and caring towards each other and were developing healthy eating habits.
  • A particular strength at the nursery was children’s experience of outdoor play and learning.
  • Children’s emotional wellbeing and resilience was supported though a range of experiences and nurturing interactions.

Cllr Graham Lindsay, Spokesperson for Education said: “I am delighted to see these very good reports for Redwell Primary School Nursery Class and Abercomby Nursery Class, which both show a lot of exceptional practice in action. It is clear from the reports that parents are extremely happy with the service, and that staff are working hard to make sure that they create the best possible positive learning environment where children are confident and learn well.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff for their work ethic and commitment to delivering such a high quality service for our young people.”

The full inspection reports can be read on the Care Commission website.