Our kindergartens are registered with the Care Inspectorate who regulate and inspect all care services in Scotland. The Care Inspectorate inspect our service on an unannounced basis and we value their feedback.
Please click here to view our latest south-side kindergarten inspection report.
Please click here to view our latest west end kindergarten inspection report.
WOK is officially sector leading ‘Excellent’ …
The Care Inspectorate visited our south-side kindergarten in November 2014 for an unannounced two day inspection, choosing possibly the two wettest and coldest days in November to join us in the woods! Despite this, our Inspectors, Patricia Fox and Wilma Lundie, were very impressed with what they observed:
‘Children’s voices were at the heart of everything that happened within the service. Children were confident, happy and active in their environment. Staff’s calm, reflective and inclusive approach is exceptional. The manager shares her wealth of experience and knowledge with others. Her approach is inspiring, with complete commitment to the work she and her team do’
‘WOK provides an exceptional environment that is caring, nurturing, included, challenging and unique and in which children were encouraged and inspired to be creative, learn and grow’
The inspection process is, as it should be, very thorough and robust. The inspectors spent a day observing our practice, spoke with children, parents and staff and spent a further day examining all our policies and paperwork. They then spent over a month considering their findings and compiling our inspection report. Following this inspection, The Care Inspectorate has officially graded WOK with the top Grade of 6/Excellent across all 8 inspection quality statements. This is a sector leading result with less than 1% of nurseries nationally achieving this accolade, many of those being local authority nurseries. Indeed, as at January 2015, no nurseries, either private or local authority run, in East Renfrewshire have received this grading and only five nurseries across the whole of Glasgow City Council area have achieved this grading.
Thank you to everyone who was involved in the Inspection process.