The nursery class operated by Musselburgh’s First Step Community Project has been praised for its excellence by the Care Inspectorate.
Based at 37 Galt Avenue, the project was established by a group of local parents in 1990 to provide support for families with young children living on the large council estate on the east side of the town.
Inspectors, who carried out unannounced visits in August and September, found that by working together,the parent-led management committee and staff were striving “to improve the lives of families through a balance of care, support and quality information.”
They had also created a service which valued each individual user, said the inspection report, published last week.
The nursery was assessed on the quality of care and support, quality of environment, quality of staffing and quality of management and leadership, with all four area being awarded the top grade of “excellent”.
Inspector Isobel Reilly said: “Well qualified and experienced staff provide high quality childcare in a well thought out environment which supports children’s development.”
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