Care and support given to children and families highlighted in inspection

Inspectors have commended Crossroads Nursery in Banchory for the care and support they have given to children and families.

The nursery, which is part of Durris Primary School, was rated “very good” for quality of care and support and for quality of management and leadership following an inspection in September.

The report said: “Staff were well qualified for the roles they held and had wide-ranging experience in early years support and education. They undertook regular comprehensive training and development, which promoted best practice and influenced good outcomes for the children in their care.”

Craig Clement, Aberdeenshire Council’s Head of Resources and Performance, said: “Congratulations to the team at Crossroads of Durris on a great inspection. It was lovely to read the comments from parents in the questionnaire complimenting the staff.

“It is also satisfying to read that staff have picked up on the recommendation by inspectors about file storage and that a recommendation from a previous inspection has now been met. The nursery has built good links with parents, families, the local school and the wider community – well done to all involved.”

Crossroads Nursery has previously received positive inspections from the Care Inspectorate. In June 2015 and May 2012 all categories were considered “very good,” whilst in December 2009 the quality of care and support and the quality of environment were ranked “very good”, and the quality of staffing and the quality of management were “good.”