‘Warm, kind and nurturing’ Fallin Nursery & Out of School Care praised by regulator

Fallin Nursery and Out of School Care has been commended by the Care Inspectorate for the supportive and nurturing environment it provides for children.

Staff and children at Fallin Nursery and Out of School Care
Staff at Fallin Nursery and Out of School Care were praised by the Care Inspectorate for the loving care provided for children

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

It followed an unannounced inspection at the nursery – which provides care for up to 100 children aged 0 to 12 - by the National Regulator in September.

Aspects of the service that were highlighted for praise by the Inspectorate were:

  • Children experienced warm kind and nurturing interactions, supporting them to feel comfortable, safe and secure 
  • Meaningful, supportive relationships with families were improving outcomes for children
  • A nurturing, committed staff team provided loving care for the children in the setting
  • Quality assurance systems were thorough and resulted in sustained, high quality care for children

'Nurturing, respect and kindness observed in practice'

Denise Wallace, Head of Fallin Nursery and Out of School Care said: “We are delighted with our recent inspection, the inspectors recognised our shared vision and values were at the heart of the service. Our relationships are at the heart of our work with our families and Community partners.

“The values we hold of welcoming, connectedness, nurturing, respect and kindness were clearly observed in practice and reflected in the interactions, environment and experiences for all children.”

Convener for Children and Young People, Cllr Margaret Brisley said: “This is a wonderful report for Fallin Nursery and Out of School Care which reflects the quality of care provided by staff along with the relationships that have been established with children and families.

“The leadership and staff team have set high standards and it is clear from the report that the Care Inspectorate agree that every effort is made to ensure that this remains the case. Congratulations to everybody at Fallin Nursery and Out of School Care on this report, I have no doubt that the excellent work will continue.”

As part of the evaluation, the inspectorate observed practice and daily life and spoke to several children, families and staff.

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