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Clackmannan Nursery Inspection

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October 2015

Children attending Clackmannan Primary Nursery Class are happy and contented in the care of staff who are responsive and sensitive to their needs, an inspection by the Care Inspectorate has found.

Clackmannan PS Nursery Class was inspected in August and the inspection report has now been published.

Inspectors graded the nursery as 'Very Good' in three areas of inspection - quality of care and support, staffing and management and leadership. The report noted that staff responded very well to children's interests, supporting their ideas in play and interacting with them in positive ways that ensured children had positive learning experiences.

This inspection found the following strengths:

- Playrooms were well laid out with enough room for children to play safely, and attractive displays of children's work and photographs of activities helped them feel welcome
- Participation continued to be firmly embedded into everyday practice by staff, using a range of formal and informal ways to consult and work with parents and children
- Children's health and well being were promoted with daily opportunities to participate in physical activities outdoors and weekly gym hall activities
- Parents said that staff were friendly, helpful and professional and inspectors noted that staff praised and encouraged children to promote their learning and celebrate their achievements

Education Convener Cllr Ellen Forson said: "It is pleasing to see this positive report from the Care Inspectorate, and the dedication and hard work of all the staff, children and their families is to be congratulated. The Council is determined that our children have the best start in life to help them achieve their potential, and as part of the Getting it Right for Every Child approach we are working to provide a positive and nurturing learning experience in all our nurseries and schools."