Eskbank nursery receives good report

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Eskbank’s Pinocchio Nursery has received a good report following a visit by education inspectors.

Representatives of the HM Inspectorate of Education (HMIE) who visited the premises in May found confident children who were motivated to learn, enthusiastic staff committed to further training and an extensive outdoor area for learning.

Another strength highlighted by the inspectors was the use of community partnerships to extend children’s learning experiences.

But the nursery has been asked to improve in some areas.

Inspectors deemed the following categories – improvements in performance, children’s experiences, meeting learning needs and the curriculum – to be good, while “improvement through self-evaulation” was satisfactory.

The nursery has been asked to continue to develop the outdoor learning for all children, improve approaches to planning to meet the needs of individuals better – ensuring children are making appropriate progress – and to ensure areas for development are identified, understood and action taken to address them.

The report read: “We are confident that, with support from the education authority, the centre will be able to make the necessary improvements in light of the inspection findings.

“As a result, we will make no more visits in connection with this inspection. The centre and the education authority will inform parents about the centre’s progress in improving the quality of education.”

Pinocchio Nursery caters for pre-school children aged three months to five years and is registered for 76 youngsters attending any one session.