An Aberdeen nursery has been told it must make "significant improvements" after an inspection graded it "weak" for the quality of care and support provided to children.


Inspectors from the Care Inspectorate have informed Little Dreams Nursery in the city of the areas which must be improved.

The latest unannounced inspection of the nursery noted that nine requirements for improvement out 15 made at a previous inspection had not been met. Inspectors did note, however, that progress was being made. 

The inspection report said: "Staff need to ensure every child's care and support needs are met and detailed.

"Having up to date personal plans for each child would support staff to achieve this.

 "The medication systems must be improved to ensure medication is well-managed in the service.

"Staff need to develop their knowledge and skills in a number of areas.

"An effective quality assurance system needs to be developed, to improve the quality of the service provided."

Inspectors also concluded: "The service has made improvements since the last inspection. However, as detailed in this report, significant improvements still need to be made to ensure all children are receiving good quality experiences."

A spokesperson for the Care Inspectorate said: "We continue to have concerns about this service and are monitoring it closely.

"We have informed them of the areas where progress must be made and will be inspecting again soon to check on progress.

"Every child in Scotland has the right to safe, compassionate, good quality care which meets their needs and respects their rights.

"Anyone with a concern about a care service can contact our helpline on 0345 600 9527."

The latest inspection report is available here: