Nursery Information

Information regarding August 2020 intake 

Inverclyde Council has agreed to continue to deliver 1140 hours during the course of session 20 / 21.   ELC settings will work towards this during session 2020 / 21 with all children receiving their full entitlement as soon as  COVID -19 restrictions are removed.  If you have applied for a blended placement (nursery and childminder) you will be contacted by a member of the Education HQ team to discuss options.

Information on placements was due to be issued to parents on 19 June 2020; however the decision was taken on 17 June  to delay this process to allow Heads of Early Learning and Childcare Settings and Primary Schools to match patterns of attendance for siblings.  The following  information will be issued to all parents WB 22nd June 2020:

·        Parents of returning children will receive information on their 1140 allocation and their temporary COVID 19 allocation. 

·        New applicants will receive information on their 1140 allocation;  their COVID 19 allocations and enrolment details will be shared in  August 2020. 


Session Times

At St. Francis’ Nursery class we can accommodate for 15 children aged 2-3 years and 24 children aged 3-5 years

Our core hours are 9:00am – 3:00pm



If you would like to know more information regarding wraparound please speak to a member of the senior management team of the nursery. Education Services deals with all checks and  charges for this service.


Duty of Candour Report – Daycare of Children Service

 St Francis Nursery Class – Nil Report

All health and social care services in Scotland have a duty of candour. This is a legal requirement which means that when things go wrong and mistakes happen, the people affected understand what has happened, receive an apology, and that organisations learn how to improve for the future.

An important part of this duty is that we provide an annual report about the duty of candour in our services. This short report describes how our care service has operated the duty of candour during the time between 1 April 2023 and 31 March 2024. We hope you find this report useful.

  1. How many incidents happened to which the duty of candour applies?

In the last year, there have been no incidents to which the duty of candour applied.

  1. Information about our policies and procedures

 Where something has happened that triggers the duty of candour, our staff report this to the nursery manager who has responsibility for ensuring that the duty of candour procedure is followed. The manager records the incident and reports as necessary to the Care Inspectorate. When an incident has happened, the manager and staff set up a learning review. This allows everyone involved to review what happened and identify changes for the future.

All new staff learn about the duty of candour at their induction. We know that serious mistakes can be distressing for staff as well as people who use care and their families. We have access to occupational health support in place for our staff if they have been affected by a duty of candour incident.

Where parents or children are affected by the duty of candour, we have arrangements in place to provide support as necessary.






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