Children use tools to be creative at an Aberdeen learning centre, inspectors have said.
Monitors from the Care Inspectorate watchdog visited the early learners day centre at the Beach Leisure Centre on Beach Promenade, Aberdeen, on March 19, and have now published their inspection report. The centre can take up to 12 children aged up to eight.
Inspectors gave it a “very good” rating for care, support and staffing – the second best of six possible ratings.
“Staff interacted very positively with the children, which helped create a welcoming and nurturing environment,” said the report.
It added: “The service had been focusing on developing their range of natural resources.
“We found children, for example, actively engaged in using screwdrivers to screw in screws to pieces of wood.
“They were also really enjoying using cardboard boxes and tubes in their play.
“Staff were very positive about this, finding these open-ended resources helped children to be more creative.
“Plastic play house resources had been replaced with real household items such as whisks and spoons.”