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Alva Nursery Inspection

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March 2016

Children attending Alva Primary Nursery Class are happy and contented in the care of staff, an inspection by the Care Inspectorate has found.

Alva PS Nursery Class was inspected in February and the inspection report has now been published.

Inspectors graded the nursery as 'Good' in all areas of inspection - quality of care and support, staffing and management and leadership. The inspection found children enjoyed a range of activities that included arts and crafts, using the smart board, construction and imaginative play.

This inspection found the following strengths:

- Staff interacted with parents and children in a respectful, caring and professional way which resulted in there being a very good ethos within the service.
- Displays throughout the nursery and entrance area were attractive and included children's work, helping to make the environment bright, stimulating and welcoming for children.
- Children were encouraged to develop health forming habits such as healthy eating, were encouraged to pour their own drinks and tidy away when finished, learning to be independent and self-reliant.
- Systems in place encouraged staff, parents and children to give their views about the service, and there were good systems in place to monitor the service they provided and identify areas for improvement.

Education Convener Cllr Ellen Forson said: "This inspection report has many positive things to say about the care and education of the children at Alva PS Nursery Class, and I am pleased to hear that staff have created a warm, welcoming and inclusive environment for children. Well done to the whole nursery community for all the hard work they put into making the nursery experience such a positive one for the children. We will be working to ensure that the Alva PS Nursery continues to improve and develop in the future."