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  • Writer's pictureLinda Andrews

Positive Inspection Rating For Local School


Children and staff at Whitecrook Primary School Early Learning and Childcare Centre are jumping for joy after an unannounced inspection rated their facility ‘Very Good’.


Care Inspectors attended at the and carried out an assessment. During the visit, it was noted that children were having lots of fun and were engaged with the resources and experiences made available for their play and learning.


The inspector also highlighted the environment at the centre, which was calm, relaxed and well-maintained, offering children different areas for exploration, resting and playing. Particular reference was made to curious resources that stimulated learning.


Members of staff at the centre were credited for their commitment to continuous improvement as well as working well as a team and supporting each other to ensure positive outcomes for the children in their care. Their warmth, affection and kindness towards the children was highlighted.


Councillor Clare Steel, Convener of Educational Services, and Councillor John Millar, Vice Convener of Educational Services, attended at Whitecrook Primary School ELCC this week to congratulate the centre on its achievement.


Councillor Steel said: “It was an absolute pleasure to visit this centre and pass on my congratulations to the children and staff in person. The feedback they received as part of this inspection is just fantastic, and from what I saw on my own visit, very well deserved."


“Ensuring the youngest members of our communities get a great start to their educational experience is so important, and that’s what is being offered at Whitecrook Early Learning and Childcare Centre.”


Councillor John Millar added: “Nursery is one of the first places a child experiences independence from their parents, so it’s really important that the environment is nurturing and supportive. The outcome of this inspection is testament to the hard work being put in by the staff at Whitecrook Primary School ELCC to ensure this is the case, and they are also providing children with a great opportunity to lead on their learning through curious play. A big well done to all involved.”


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