Rhynie School Nursery commended for care and warmth shown to children

Inspectors observed warm and caring interactions between staff and children when they visited Rhynie School Nursery.

The Care Inspectorate also praised the staff for taking the time to listen to parents and share information about children during the inspection in September 2019.

Rhynie School Nursery was given “very good” ratings for quality of care and support and quality of environment.

Cllr Gillian Owen, Aberdeenshire Council’s Education and Children’s Services Committee chair, said: “I am delighted to see that inspectors acknowledged the warm and friendly welcome given to children by staff. It is satisfying to see that the supportive ethos in general has been recognised in this inspection. The fact that parents who completed a questionnaire were pleased with the service they have received is also encouraging. Congratulations to Acting Head Teacher Samantha Crawford and her team.”

Committee vice chair Cllr Rosemary Bruce added: “It is really pleasing to see that the nursery acted promptly to address a recommendation about a toilet’s condition raised by inspectors during their visit. This instance demonstrates that Rhynie School Nursery take issues seriously and work swiftly to ensure they are promptly dealt with. I would like to say well done to the acting head teacher, staff and parents on this encouraging inspection.”

Rhyne School Nursery was previously rated “very good” for quality of care and support and quality of management and leadership in an inspection in 2016.