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Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Aberdeenshire nursery told it must make swift improvements

Written by The Editorial Team

A nursery in Fraserburgh has been told it must make swift improvements to the care provided to children.

Inspectors from the Care Inspectorate have served a formal improvement notice on Peek A Boo Nursery after concerns were raised during an unannounced inspection in April 2017.

Inspectors were concerned that insufficient progress had been made following an earlier inspection in February 2017 which noted that effective systems were not in place to safeguard and protect children, which in turn could place them at risk.

The Improvement Notice, issued today, says the management of the nursery have until the end of May 2017 to demonstrate staff have the skills, knowledge and experience necessary to protect children.

They must also ensure that proper provision is being made for the health, welfare and safety needs of children attending the nursery. In particular they must ensure that a system is in place which provides that any child protection concerns are referred to appropriate organisations quickly.

Staff must also assess the level of risk to children and ensure that any required action is taken.

A spokesperson for the Care Inspectorate said: “This improvement notice clearly lays out the areas which require swift improvement, so that children are protected and the care they receive is of a standard they have right to expect.

“We will return to this nursery in due course to check on progress. If we are not satisfied that swift and sustained progress is being made to address these issues, we will not hesitate to take further action.

The Improvement Notice is available here:

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