10 January 2022

Inspectors praise staff for building strong relationships with children and parents

Inspectors have concluded Fraserburgh North Nursery has addressed recommendations set out in a previous inspection. 

Regulator the Care Inspectorate made various suggestions for improvement when it carried out an inspection of the nursery in May 2019. Since then, a new team has been put in place and when inspectors followed up on Tuesday, September 14, they confirmed the previous recommendations have now been met.

The inspection said: “Children were welcomed into the service and staff had built strong relationships with them and their parents. The relationships with parents supported effective information sharing which promoted a continuity of care for children. Staff knew the children and their individual needs and were confident when discussing how these were met.”

The nursery was assessed under a variety of quality indicators although no grading was given in the report due to the inspection being part of a testing of a new format. The inspection was carried out through virtual technology, phone calls and emails to gather additional information, review documents and meet with staff and parents. 

Cllr Gillian Owen, Aberdeenshire Council’s Education and Children’s Services Committee chair, said: “What a great report. I have been really impressed with the hard work undertaken by the new team at Fraserburgh North Nursery has been acknowledged by inspectors. I very much hope that the nursery continues to make progress.”

Committee vice chair Cllr Rosemary Bruce added: “It is pleasing to see the parents who participated in a questionnaire, which is part of the inspection process, were uniformly positive about their experiences. Well done to everyone involved in this inspection!”