Our vision is to ……….
- Get it right for every child
- Involve our local community in all we do
- Build on prior knowledge and experience
- Support and nurture individual children and their families
- Holistically develop children and families
- Include partner agencies when appropriate
- Learn and develop new skills independently and from each other
- Learn in a fun and creative way
The Centre comprises of 2 large and bright playrooms and an excellent outdoor space providing opportunities for our children to learn and grow in a safe, secure and nurturing environment. Positive relationships, play, respect, first hand experiences and creativity underpin everything we do at Gibshill.
The Centre has the capacity to provide early education and care for 40 children aged 3-5 and 15 children aged 2-3 at any one time. As well as morning and afternoon sessions we also offer two and a half day patterns and a wrapround service which offers extended hours for parents in employment, education or training.
Our team consists of a Head of Centre, a Depute Head of Centre, 10 Early Years Education & Childcare Officers, a Nursery Teacher, 3 Early Years Support Assistants, a Clerical Assistant, a Janitor/ Cleaner and Catering Assistant.
The Centre has very good relationships with other local nurseries, partner agencies, the local and wider community and our cluster group. Our main feeder primary schools are Kings Oak and St. John’s Primary School however we work closely with most schools in Inverclyde to ensure our children and their families experience as smooth a transition as possible when moving on. We also work in partnership with colleges and universities to support young people and students in work experience, apprenticeships, further and higher education, undergraduate and postgraduate degrees with the aim of supporting and developing the early years workforce
Most recently we were inspected by the Care Inspectorate in October 2017. This was a very positive inspection and we were graded ‘Very good’ in Quality of Care and Support and Quality of Environment.