A nursery in Newarthill is celebrating with ‘high fives’ following a report into an inspection carried out there in September.
An inspector from the Care Inspectorate visited St Teresa’s Nursery class to look at standards of care there.
And the report into the unannounced inspection has given the nursery the thumbs-up with all four key areas assessed being given a grade of ‘5’ or ‘Very Good’.
The grades awarded for Quality of Care, Quality of Environment, Quality of Staffing and Quality of Management and Leadership are the second highest available, topped only by a ‘6’ or ‘Excellent’.
The report also says that no recommendations are necessary to ensure further improvememt in a nursery in which children are ‘offered a safe, nurturing and welcoming environment where they can play and learn.’
Headteacher James Prentice, who retired just before Christmas, said he was delighted with the report.
He said: “Staff and parents worked hard to maintain a high quality standard of provision and are extremely pleased with the report.
“The nursery continues to develop and improve the service for the benefit of children and their families in Newarthill.”
The report said children at St Teresa’s were provided with a variety of experiences to help them learn about keeping safe, healthy and active.
It was also highlighted that parents felt welcome in the nursery and found staff approachable and supportive.
The nursery was also praised for improvements carried out since its previous inspection in 2011 when it also scored five in Quality of Care, but ‘only’ 4 or Good in the other three indicators.
Since then, said the report, St Teresa’s had kept up to date with best practice and involving children and their families in the development and assessment of the service.
The Care Inspectorate found children at St Teresa’s were offered a safe, nurturing and welcoming environment where they could play and learn.
Children were provided with a variety of experiences to help them learn about keeping safe.
Parents said they felt welcome in the nursery and found staff approachable and supportive.
St Teresa’s Primary School Nursery Class is registered to provide early learning and childcare to a maximum of 40 children at any one time.