High Fives for Croftamie Nursery from Inspectors

Croftamie Nursery has come in for significant praise in a report from the Care Inspectorate.

Staff and children at Croftamie Nursery
The staff at Croftamie Nursery were praised for high standards of care and learning

The nursery, based near Drymen, received grading’s of ‘5’ (Very Good) across the board from the national regulator for the standards of its leadership, staff team, care, play, learning and setting.

This followed an unannounced inspection at the nursery in late October 2022. The nursery provides care and learning for 32 children aged from 2 years to those not yet attending primary school.

Areas singled out for praise at Croftamie included:

  • Warm and nurturing care from staff which supported the children’s wellbeing
  • Positive comments from parents on communication which allowed them to feel confident and involved in their children’s learning
  • High value being placed on outdoor learning to allow children to feel connected to their community and develop opportunities to engage with their surroundings
  • A culture of continuous improvement.

'A pleasure to support our local community'

Chris Ogilvie, Principal Early Childhood Educator at Croftamie Nursery said: “We are all very proud of our inspection outcome.

“The staff team at Croftamie show nurture, love and dedication in all of their interactions with our children and families. This was particularly apparent during the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. It is a pleasure to support our local community and we thank our families for their continued support and involvement in the nursery. 

 “The children showed great resilience during the challenges of the pandemic and continue to make good progress in their learning and development.  We are delighted to share this report and it is a real celebration of our successes as a nursery community.”

Convener for Children and Young People, Cllr Danny Gibson said: “The leadership and staff team at Croftamie Nursery should be incredibly proud of this report that highlights the numerous areas in which the nursery provides a nurturing environment for learning along with a high quality care and support for children.

“It’s clear from the report that high standards of play, learning and care are very much part of the culture within the nursery while parents are given input into their child’s learning and early development. Congratulations to everybody at Croftamie Nursery, this report reflects the commitment and hard work from the whole staff team.”