Aberdeen nursery Clockwork criticised by inspectors

An Aberdeen nursery has been criticised by inspectors for making only "limited progress" in meeting improvements ordered after previous inspections.

An initial inspection into the Clockwork Pre-school Nursery, in Nigg Kirk Road, was carried out in 2010.

A follow-up was done in 2011, and another recently found "progress with improvements has been slow".

Education Scotland found children were not learning and achieving as well as they could.

The report also stated staff needed to interact more with children to help them understand numbers and early maths.

The nursery, in Altens, has also been ordered to review and improve its medication procedures.

The report acknowledged children were happy and enjoyed being in nursery.

In a statement, Clockwork said it recognised some improvements were required in relation to providing further learning opportunities.

The nursery said it was getting support and guidance from Aberdeen City Council's Early Years Team.

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