The Waterfront Nursery

Inspection Reports

The Scottish Care Inspectorate regulates all adult, child and independent healthcare services in Scotland, making sure care providers meet the Scottish Government’s National Care Standards. 

Care Inspectorate Report 

Care Inspectorate Report

The Inspectorate uses a combination of inspections, observation of working practice, talking with children and parent questionnaires to conduct their assessment, which takes place every two years.
Our most recent report (February 2015) awarded us the following grades:

  • Quality of Care and Support 4 - Good
  • Quality of Environment 4 - Good
  • Quality of Staffing 4 - Good
  • Quality of Management and Leadership 4 - Good

HM Inspectorate of Education Report 


HMIe monitors and evaluates the quality of care and education provided by childcare facilities and schools across Scotland. It is conducted every three years.The most recent report identified the nursery's key strengths as:

  • The warm, welcoming nursery environment with high-quality resources and attractive use of displays.
  • Very good systems for assessment and recording children’s progress and regular arrangements to share this information with children
  • Very good programmes for emotional, personal and social development and communication and language.
  • The effectiveness of the staff team in developing and supporting children’s learning.

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