A KILWINNING nursery has received a glowing report following its latest inspection.

Abbey Nursery was recognised for creating a warm, happy and secure environment.

The nursery – which can cater for up to 40 pre-school children – was recognised for its nurturing environment which has enabled the young people to flourish and develop.

The support of parents/carers was seen as being key to the school’s success and parent/carers were also said to be happy with the care their children receive. They felt the stimulating and engaging activities had really brought out the best in their children.

Changes are being made, in a phased way, in early years provision across North Ayrshire to take into account the increase in the provision of free early learning and childcare provision to 1140 hours by 2020.

As a result of this, Abbey Early Years has seen the introduction of new staff but the school was pleased when the inspectors commented on how well new staff have settled in and integrated well into the team.

Resources and furnishings were also described as being of a ‘high quality’, with lots of quiet and calming areas, which really helped the different individual needs of the children attending.

Abbey Nursery Head Teacher, Susan Hamilton, said: “We’re all absolutely thrilled with this excellent report and it’s real testament to the hard work of all the staff here.

“We have fantastic young people who come in and work really hard and, importantly, enjoy their time at Abbey Nursery. We work hard as a team to create an environment that brings the best out of them. We are getting them ready for Primary school and trying our very best to give them the best start on their education journey.

“A special mention to all the parents/carers who are very much part of our success and contribute so much with all their ideas and support.”

Councillor John Bell, Cabinet Member for Education and Youth Employment, added: “This is another fantastic report – a huge well done to everyone at Abbey Nursery.”