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Nursery praised by inspectors

The Isles Haven nursery in Lerwick back in 2016. Photo: Shetland News

A DAY care nursery in Lerwick has been given a positive report from the Care Inspectorate.


Council-run Isles Haven received five out of six ratings in all categories after an unannounced inspection was carried out at the King Harald Street nursery on 1 May.

The categories were quality of care and support, quality of environment, quality of staffing and quality of management & leadership.

A report on nursery’s inspection will be presented to a meeting of Shetland Islands Council’s education and families committee next week.

Inspectors said that the children at Isles Haven were “happy, settled and confident”, while staff were knowledge and understanding of their needs.

Staff were also praised for understanding the importance of involving parents in their child’s learning and for the ways the children were safeguarded.

The nursery was given one recommendation, which was to review how the nappy change area is used.

Inspectors found that the area was used to store some items of clothing and play equipment, while tooth-brushing was also carried out there.

The nursery was told that the area should be used for nappy changing only.