A Tayside nursery has been given full marks in its latest report from the Care Inspectorate.
The body, which monitors all care services across Scotland, visited Busy Bees Nursery on April 12 to carry out a routine inspection.
It rated the Monifieth nursery’s quality of care and support and staffing as “excellent” — the highest grade available.
The report noted that staff looked after children with “dignity and respect at all times” and that youngsters were “confident, happy and industrious”.
Parents also shared their views of the nursery during the inspection. One said that Busy Bees was a “happy, welcoming and safe environment” for their daughter, while another added that their child, who has since moved on to school, missed the nursery.
However, one parent noted that there was a lack of storage space for paperwork, commenting: “I have seen paperwork and boxes lining the corridor at drop-off and the visitor toilet used for storage which, in my opinion, is rather unhygienic.”
The inspectorate also noted that the nursery, based at David Lloyd Leisure at Ethiebeaton Park, could make better use of technology and added that the collection of feedback could be improved. However, it issued no formal recommendations.
The centre is one of 329 operating under the Busy Bees banner across the UK.
Manager Emma Rollo said it was “incredibly rewarding” to get top marks.
She added: “This is a fantastic achievement and qualifies us as excellent in a number of key areas.
“All the staff at the nursery work tirelessly to ensure that every area of care and education is provided at the highest level for our children and their families.”