Welcome from the nursery boys and girls. We hope you enjoy finding out about what we're learning.
Our new focus for learning in nursery this term is ‘The Winter Garden’.
The children will be learning about the changes in nature during Winter. They will be investigating the animals which live in the polar regions and investigating water. The children will be involved in doing interesting observations of water in different forms, through science investigations which will involve them in great hands-on learning experiences.
Last week we had a visit from the Care Inspectorate, this was as part of their scheduled inspection programme and related to the questionnaires sent out to a sample of parents during September.
We are very pleased to report that the verbal feedback from the inspector was very positive. The two Quality Indicators which will be reported on are: Care and Support and the Environment. Once we have the finalised report, we will be able to share the findings with you. At this point we can share that the inspector said that the nursery has lots of strengths. She was impressed by the interactions between staff and children, the way children are involved in aspects of the service and that children are happy and confident in the nursery. She was also pleased that we have permanent staff appointed and that everyone is registered with SSSC. The inspector looked at staff development and training and also at how we use the different areas within the nursery. She felt that there were a good range of activities but that we could make better use of some areas within the nursery. This is only a snapshot of some of the comments made and of course the report will be more detailed. There will of course be recommendations for improvement which we will take on board and act upon.
We hope to have an informal feedback session for you to attend and will make arrangements for this as soon as possible. We will of course let you know when this will happen.
Well done to all the nursery team!
The final report from the Care Inspection has been published and we are very pleased with the findings of the inspector. We are happy to share this with you, so please click here for an electronic copy or check the nursery noticeboard for a paper copy. Reports are also available through the Care Inspectorate website.