Dales Park Nursery celebrates top marks

Dales Park Nursery, Peterhead has received four ‘excellent’ grades following the publication of an inspection that took place in November by the Care Inspectorate.

The final report shows that across all areas from its quality of care and support; environment; staffing; leadership and management the nursery achieved excellence.

The nursery was praised for providing 'a bright happy nursery for children, where they are able to make friends and grow in confidence' as well as the way staff engage with families, introduce them to the school community and encourage children to learn.

The report also highlighted the excellent transitions taking place as two year olds move into P1 as well as the knowledge staff have of families and responding to individual needs. 

Children are involved in learning about healthy eating and have worked with P1 pupils on a ‘grow well' theme. A buddy system is also in place at the nursery with pupils from P6 reading to classes.

Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education, Learning and Leisure Committee Councillor Alison Evison said: “These grades show that the children at Dales Park Nursery are getting an excellent start to their education.

“I am delighted that staff, management and all stakeholders have been recognised in this way as they continue to nurture the young children in their care.”

Buchan Area Committee Chair Councillor Stuart Pratt added: “Local elected members offer their congratulations to all at Dales Park Nursery.

“The nursery received top marks which is really unique and shows the excellent service it provides to local families and young children between the ages of two and five who get the best start in life.”

The Care Inspectorate regulates care services in Scotland, more at: www.careinspectorate.com