There has been a very positive outcome for An Cotan Nursery in Lews Castle grounds following a recent inspection by the Care Inspectorate which said there was an excellent quality of experiences and care and support provided to the children there.

The nursery, which is operated by Lews Castle College UHI, provides care and education for up to 35 children at any one time and at the time of the inspection, in late April 2018, had 71 children registered.

The Nursery was commended for many aspects of service ranging from the warm welcome given to parents and children through to the positive caring, nurturing relationships developed between the children and staff and the quality of both indoor and outdoor facilities provided. 

One parent referred to in the report summed it up: 'The nursery is fantastic and my children really enjoy it' 

College Principal Iain Macmillan welcomed the report saying: “The management and staff of An Cotan are to be commended on the work that they do.  The outcome of the report comes as no surprise to me and I am delighted that we continue to provide such high quality services to the local community”

In addition to providing the nursery the College also provides a wide range of courses leading to formal qualifications in care and health and has recently launched a new Care Academy initiative to address the growing need for a highly trained, professional and sustainable local workforce. 

Courses available: https://www.lews.uhi.ac.uk/courses

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