Good report for Scallywags

The report by Education Scotland inspectors has been published.
The report by Education Scotland inspectors has been published.

A Carnoustie nursery has had the commitment and enthusiasm of its staff and the progress of children in their care praised by Education Scotland inspectors.

A report was published earlier today (Tuesday) by Education Scotland for Scallywags Children’s Nursery in Carnoustie.

The following were identified as key strengths at the nursery:

- Staff understanding of how young children learn and the use of an interesting range of natural resources and learning experiences to promote curiosity and inquiry.

- Children who are confident, eager to learn and are making good progress in their learning.

- Proactive role played by staff in developing positive transitions in, through and on from the setting.

- The commitment and enthusiasm of staff that together create a respectful and nurturing ethos which supports the learning and care of young children well.

- The leadership and vision of the manager which is successfully driving the development and improvement of the setting.

Inspectors picked up on the following areas for improvement and these were discussed with the nursery manager and a representative from Angus Council:

- With the setting community, refresh the vision, values and aims to fully reflect the context of the setting to develop a shared vision for change and improvement.

- Through the identification of clearer next steps in learning refine approaches to planning for children’s learning and tracking the progress they make as a result.

- Working with local schools, continue to develop transitions for children with a sharper focus on continuity and progression in learning as they move on.

- As planned, deliver priorities identified in the improvement plan to drive and ensure continued development.

Inspectors were confident that Scallywags would continue to improve and the report states that no further visits would be made in connection with this report.