SCOTLAND’S social care regulator has served a formal improvement notice on an Aberdeen nursery.

The action follows an inspection at All Stars Nursery in the city which raised concerns.

 The nursery must now demonstrate “significant improvement,” or face further action.

A spokesman for the Care Inspectorate said: “Our inspection raised several areas of significant concern.

“The service must now demonstrate that the health and welfare needs of children are identified and met in a sensitive and caring manner.

“The service must also ensure that risks to the safety of children attending the nursery are identified and managed effectively.

“We have been working closely with this service and have been inspecting it frequently since taking earlier enforcement action.

“However, the service has been unable to sustain the improvements we require, and it is for this reason we have issued this improvement notice 

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

“Where we have concerns we do not hesitate to take action. 

“Our first priority is always the safety and well-being of children and this improvement notice sets out what we expect the service to do to ensure that the care provided to children improves. 

“We will be inspecting this service again soon to ensure that progress is being made.

“Anyone with concerns can contact our helpline on 0345 600 9527.”

Notes to editors

The improvement notice is available here:

http://cinsp.in/1oGzpUz