The nursery, set in a central location is registered for 16 children aged 2-5, offering both full and part-time places in partnership with Highland Council.
The Kindergarten is a long established nursery, offering children the opportunity to develop their full potential in a small, child friendly establishment which combines traditional caring standards with up to the minute good practice in early education. The Kindergarten is purpose built to provide a stimulating environment for children and the large, secure garden area provides extensive opportunity for outdoor physical play and a range of environmental activities.
HIGHEST GRADES INSPECTION REPORTS
2016 - Latest Care Inspectorate Report - Grade 6 - Excellent - in all inspected areas - SUPPORT, ENVIRONMENT, STAFFING and MANAGEMENT.
Since opening in 1997 we have consistently had the highest grades 5 and 6 from both HMIE and the Care Inspectorate.
A Grade 6, Excellent is described by the Care Inspectorate as 'A service which is exemplary. The service's performance is a model of its type. The outcomes experienced by service users are of very high quality. The outstanding performance is likely to be worth disseminating beyond the service. Services graded 'Excellent' are rigorous in identifying their areas for improvemewnt and implementing action plans to address them'
Staff ratios are always higher than the required 1:8. In addition every child enjoys important 1:1 time with staff throughout the day, supporting their individual development needs.
Staff at The Kindergarten are qualified and experienced, making an effective and caring team. We deliver new developmental initiatives through continuous study and research.
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