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Praise for Strathdevon Nursery

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June 2016

A Care Inspectorate report into Strathdevon Primary School Nursery Class in Dollar says the nursery provides high quality care for children and families in the community.

An Inspector from the Care Inspectorate carried out an unannounced inspection in February.
The Care Inspectorate gave Strathdevon Nursery Class these grades:

The Care Inspectorate gave Strathdevon Nursery Class these grades:
Quality of care and support5Very Good
Quality of environment5 Very Good

Quality of staffing
5 Very Good
Quality of management and leadership5Very Good

The report states: "The staff team worked well together to meet the needs of the children. The staff know the children well and plan activities which help to develop their creativity and curiosity. Systems were in place to share information with families about children's learning and development and the work of the service. The services provided very good support to children through transitions from home to nursery and on to school."

The Care Inspectorate suggested an area for development was to consider where children could sleep.

The inspection report concludes: "The staff team are reflective practitioners who are committed to developing their practice and the service to ensure that children have positive experiences to provide their development. The children were busy and happy, enjoying the variety of experiences provided which will support their learning and development. The families using the service were happy with the quality of care and the staff team."

Spokesperson for Education Councillor George Matchett said: "Congratulations to everyone involved in this very good report. The report confirms that this is a nursery of which children, parents and all staff have every reason to be proud. Strathdevon Primary Nursery Class has many key strengths which have been identified by the Inspectors."

A copy of the full report can be accessed online at