Strathkinness by St Andrews, 29 August 2016
The Little Beehives Nursery Group, with five nurseries across Fife and Angus, is celebrating the excellent results of its latest Inspectorate report carried out on its newest addition- its nursery at Strathkinness near St Andrews.
The Nursery, which opened last June, was assessed by the Care Inspectorate, receiving scores of 4’s (for Good) and 5’s (for Very Good) across the board. Particularly commended were the opportunities the children had to enjoy active play out of doors. The quality of food was also rated very highly with children being encouraged to eat a healthy diet.
The Inspectorate Report has coincided with Little Beehives expanding and opening the upper floor of the former residential building which houses the Nursery. Since last year work has been ongoing at the building, which has off road parking and a large garden, to convert it into a modern two storey nursery facility.
The building also features a large baby room with separate cot area, a spacious toddler room with its own hot kitchen area, patio doors out to the garden and a state of the art infra red heating system. This type of heating is used in hospital theatres, preventing hot air from circulating and spreading bugs and germs. The heaters are situated high up on the walls for safety.
Said Little Beehive Nurseries Managing Director Jennifer Martin: “We are absolutely delighted with the results of this first Inspectorate Report on the nursery at Strathkinness, which we added to our portfolio of nurseries last year. Everyone has worked really hard since opening to create a wonderful and well equipped nursery with care at the very heart of all we do. I want to thank all my staff as it’s a team effort through and through.”
“Now that the upper floor is converted we will be able to take more children. The design makes the very most of the light flooding into the building and the large garden has been getting lots of use.”