Families have provided glowing feedback following a Care Inspectorate report of Logan Early Childhood Centre (ECC).

Inspectors carried out an unannounced visit to the facility in December.

The centre was scored on four categories and was graded as "good" for each.

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During the inspection, Care Inspectorate employees spoke with children using the service and staff, and they contacted parents and carers for feedback.

Overall, the report included many positive comments but also some areas for improvement.

Parent and guardian feedback was a highlight of the report.

Families told inspectors that the service had "very caring staff who get to know your child personally."

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Other family members added that there were "friendly staff, lots of things to play and learn in the ECC" and "the staff team are very caring."

The report states: "The service was comfortable, with plenty of natural light and ventilation.

"We encouraged the service to look at some of the furniture that needed to be replaced, and to implement some softer lighting. This would help create a calm ethos to support children to self-regulate their emotions."

Outlining what the service could do better, the inspectors identified a need to ensure that planning approaches are further developed, as well as children and staff being involved in planning for and evaluating learning.

The report added that one previous area for improvement had not been met, along with three that had been met.

Cumnock Chronicle: The inspection was carried out in December.The inspection was carried out in December. (Image: NQ Archive)

Responding to the report, an East Ayrshire Council spokesperson said: "The inspection was very positive with the ECC achieving evaluations of good across the quality indicators assessed.

"The inspectors noted that the children experienced nurturing and warm interactions with the staff; that they were settled and engaged with play and that they had free-flow access to the outdoors.

"The headteacher and senior leadership team were praised for the support they provide to the staff team and for the welcoming environment the whole team has created for the children."

They added: "They also noted that all but one of the previous areas for improvement had been met.

"Improvements are to be made to planning and evaluating learning. The inspectors recommended that the children be involved in this process.

"This will be a priority for the team moving forward."