The Stirling-based nursery received a grading of ‘6’ (Excellent) for the quality of its leadership and staff team and a grading of ‘5’ (Very Good) for the quality of its care, play and learning, and setting.
It followed an unannounced inspection at the nursery – which provides care for 34 children aged two to those attending primary school - by the National Regulator in early September.
Inspectors highlighted a number of areas for praise at Wellgreen. These included:
- The nurturing and caring approaches from staff which created positive, trusting relationships with children and families.
- The nursery’s sector-leading approaches towards play and learning, particularly in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
- The positive communication with other professionals that supported excellent outcomes for children.
- How the highly skilled staff team, led by an inspiring manager, worked well together to provide excellent experiences for children.
Linsey Allan, Head of Wellgreen Nursery said: We are absolutely delighted with our recent inspection report. Our staff team work incredibly hard to support children and families. It’s great to see them being highly commended for their responsive, caring and nurturing approaches towards all children; and the report acknowledging children and families are at the heart of everything we do.
“We are especially pleased the report recognises how our highly skilled staff team is deployed, our sector leading practice in STEM and that our excellent quality assurance procedures lead to continual improvement.
“We would like to thank all professionals and families who were part of our inspection process and ongoing improvement journey for their continued support.”
Cllr Danny Gibson, Convener of Stirling Council’s Children and Young People Committee, said: “Everyone at Wellgreen should be very proud of this outstanding report card. Across the board, there was significant praise for nursery staff, the leadership team and the high-quality of care and support being provided to children.
“It was particularly impressive for the nursery recognised for their innovative and leading approaches in STEM learning, while the report also commended staff for going above and beyond to support children moving on to primary school.
“Congratulations to all the staff at the nursery for their hard work and professionalism that is delivering positive outcomes for the children in their care.”
As part of the evaluation, the inspectorate spoke to several children, five families, the manager and staff and visiting professionals.
The full report can be viewed on the Care Inspectorate website.