A nursery in Perth has been praised by inspectors after scoring top marks across the board in two consecutive inspections.

Paint Pots nursery in the city was graded excellent across the board for the second inspection in a row following an unannounced visit.

 The nursery is registered to provide a day-care service for up to 80 children from birth to 12 years-old.

A report of the most recent inspection noted: "The children attending this safe, nurturing, inclusive environment were ably supported by staff who effectively contributed to the promotion of positive outcomes for children.

"Children were seen to be very happy with the wide range of stimulating activities and quality resources both indoors and in the garden which formed an ideal basis for a rich, fun learning environment."

Inspectors added: "The service maintains a high level of person centred care through positive interaction from staff who know the families well and have a keen interest in providing the best possible outcomes for the children."

A spokesperson for the Care Inspectorate said: "Every child in Scotland has the right to good quality, compassionate care which meets their needs and respects their rights.

"The majority of nurseries in Scotland perform well, and where we encounter excellence, it is vital we share good practice so that all care services in Scotland continue to improve and reach the high standards we expect. 

"There is no room for complacency, however, and we will continue to work with this service to ensure high standards are maintained. 

"Anyone with a concern about a service can contact our helpline on 0345 600 9527, anonymously if needed, and all information given to us helps us plan our inspections." 

The full inspection report is available here: http://cinsp.in/1rmXZfT