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Nursery named 'best in Scotland'

Ruth Eglinton
Head teacher Ruth Eglinton praised the dedication of staff

A North Lanarkshire nursery has been described as among the best in Scotland, after education inspectors awarded it top marks.

Laburnum Nursery, in Uddingston, was given a rare five-star rating in an HMIE report.

The inspectors' only recommendation was a call to keep up the good work.

North Lanarkshire Council leader Jim McCabe said the rating confirmed Laburnum Nursery as one of the top pre-school centres in the country.

"The report is full of praise for the learning environment the children experience - everyone in Viewpark should be very proud of their nursery," he said.

Inspectors who visited the nursery in June praised the dedication of staff in helping the children develop, while the high level of involvement parents had with Laburnum was also recognised.

The nursery's head teacher, Ruth Eglinton, said: "We have established an excellent learning environment within the community of Viewpark, building highly positive relationships with the children, parents and other agencies."

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