Bridge of Allan Nursery earns five stars for community links and high quality care

The Care Inspectorate have praised Bridge of Allan Nursery for the strength of its relationship with children and families and high quality of care and support.

A picture of four children showing fresh vegetables they have grown in plant pots
The report highlighted the positive relationships between the nursery, the children and their families.

The nursery received a grading of ‘5’ (Very Good) in each of the four core evaluations of its service - setting, leadership, staff team and care, play and learning.

It followed an unannounced inspection at the nursery – which provides care for up to 32 children from age three to primary school - by the National Regulator at the end of January.


Among the areas highlighted for praise by the Inspectorate at Bridge of Allan were:

  • Staff were nurturing and caring which enabled positive relationships between children and their families.
  • Children led their play and staff were responsive to their interests.
  • Staff, children and families had worked hard to develop the garden which provided a fun and engaging outdoor space.
  • The setting was very comfortable, furnished to a very high standard, and welcoming.

Shannon Liddell, Principal Early Childhood Educator at Bridge of Allan Nursery said: “We have a dedicated staff team and amazing families who work together to provide the best experiences and outcomes possible for the children.


“We were particularly delighted the report recognised the warm and nurturing relationships between children, families and staff. This is an area we place at the very heart of our service and it is integral to all that we do. We are so pleased with such a positive report.”

Children and Young People Convener, Cllr Danny Gibson said: “The very positive comments from children and families at Bridge of Allan, outlined in the report, reflect the commitment of staff in helping to make the children feel valued and grow their self-confidence.

“It’s also wonderful to see praise from the Care Inspectorate for Bridge of Allan’s engagement in the wider community, with children going on local walks, to the park and even the nearby allotments. Well done to everyone at Bridge of Allan Nursery for such a terrific report.”

The report can be viewed online via the Care Inspectorate’s website.