• Care Inspectorate, April 2016 Inspection Report

  • Strengths

    “There was a strong focus on working with parents and ensuring that they were well-informed and involved in their children’s care.”

    “We saw that staff responded to children with affection and that children readily sought cuddles from them.”

    “Throughout the service, we saw that children were learning to become more independent and take responsibility.”

    Areas of improvement

    “Management should continue to provide all staff with training on Building the Ambition and continue to develop their own procedures to ensure that staff are providing these experiences.”

  • Care Inspectorate, May 2015 Inspection Report

  • “Staff knew the children in their care very well. They used their knowledge and observations to meet their needs.”

    “Children had opportunities to explore their local area. The nursery had been developing outdoor learning at a local wood and children regularly went for walks to local parks and shops.”

    “Mid Annandale Playcare followed safe recruitment practices when employing new members of staff. These included checks with the Scottish Social Services Council, Protection of Vulnerable Groups register and references being sought from previous employers.”

  • Education Scotland and Care Inspectorate, November 2014 Inspection Report

  • “Across the setting, babies and children are happy and settled. They respond positively to the warm and nurturing ethos throughout.”

    “The setting develops children as well-rounded learners. The setting has made highly effective links with its local and wider community.”

    “There is a commendable commitment to flexibility and responsiveness towards families and their individual needs.”

  • Care Inspectorate, June 2013 Inspection Report

  • “The staff team are enthusiastic, professional and committed to providing the best quality of care and experience for children and their families.”

    “The service had an open door policy and provided parents with a variety of opportunities to meet with staff, to talk about their child’s care and to learn about the service.”

    “Staff and children had formed warm and nurturing relationships. Small children were confident about cuddling into staff and using them, as they learned to stand up and to walk. Staff praised children and encouraged them to do things for themselves, for example take off their jumpers and hang them up by themselves.”