28 November 2023

Buchanhaven School Nursery praised by Care Inspectorate

Buchanhaven School Nursery has been praised by the Care Inspectorate after a visit by inspectors.

The nursery, within Buchanhaven Primary School, was rated 'very good' across the board.

The report said children and their families “benefitted from an inclusive ethos where everyone felt welcomed” and were “supported with kindness, care, and nurturing approaches that supported their overall wellbeing.”

The report is broken down into four main categories and rated from one to six:
•    How good is our care, play and learning? 5 - Very Good
•    How good is our setting? 5 - Very Good
•    How good is our leadership? 5 - Very Good
•    How good is our staff team? 5 - Very Good

Staff at the Hope Street nursery were praised for their work, with the report stating: “Children were supported by motivated and enthusiastic staff. A mix of staff skills and experience helped ensure children's experiences across the day were positive.

“Children experienced nurturing and loving care which supported their overall wellbeing. 

“Staff were responsive to children's physical and emotional needs, helping children to feel safe and secure. 

“A child who was cold was given a cosy jumper and a child who fell was comforted with a cuddle. Children who required support with their personal care were treated with dignity and respect.  

It continued: “Staff demonstrated a good understanding of the importance of children feeling safe, secure, and happy in order to learn. 

“Children were well supported to understand their own feelings in order to understand the feelings of others. Promoting positive behaviour was embedded in practice, helping to create a positive ethos and supportive learning environment.

It added: " Skilled and knowledgeable staff supported children's care, wellbeing, and learning. 

“Staff were enthusiastic to undertake training which included developing their understanding of autism and supporting children with additional support needs.”