Glowing report for Lilliesleaf nursery
A LOCAL primary school nursery has been given a glowing report following an unannounced inspection.
Lilliesleaf Primary School Nursery was visited by Sarah Gellatly from the Care Inspectorate in January, and her report published this month.
In it she praised the staff for their work with the children and the efforts taken to involve parents and carers in the service.
Ms Gellatly stated: “We found that Lilliesleaf Primary School Nursery provided a safe and stimulating environment in which children can learn and develop through play while having fun.
“It was clear that staff had very good relationships with the children. The children chatted happily to staff and seemed relaxed in their play.”
The nursery was graded ‘very good’ in two out of four areas inspected, and ‘good’ in the remainder.
Ms Gellatly made just a handful of minor recommendations for improvements at the council-run nursery.
She suggested that snack menus should be displayed so parents can see what children are being offered and that the protective matting in the outside play area should be monitored in wet weather due to concerns over a small amount of mould.
In addition she recommended that a de-humidifier could be provided to prevent condensation on the windows which was causing a slight musty smell.
The inspector noted that two recommendations from the previous inspection had both been met, with questionnaires produced for parents to give feedback and a risk assessment put in place for the outdoor area.
The ‘low intensity’ inspection was carried out due to the service’s consistently high standards of care.
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