A CLACKS nursery has become the first in the Wee County to be awarded a Rights Respecting School Silver status.

Glenview Cottage Nursery, in Tullibody, received the award after an inspection last year, upping their rank from bronze to silver.

Heather O’Hagan, owner and manager of Glenview, was delighted to have their hard work pay off with their promotion to silver.

She said: “After a successful and positive inspection last year, Glenview Cottage Nursery have met the standard for UNICEF UK’s Rights Respecting Schools award at Silver.

“We believe children’s rights should be valued, supported and encouraged in early years settings and all our practice is underpinned by rights.

“The children, parents and the staff have worked hard to gain this accreditation and to achieve being the first nursery in Clackmannanshire with this award.”

In order for Glenview to pass the silver accreditation, an inspector came in and witnessed the children’s deep and thorough understanding about their rights.

Glenview have worked hard to instil a solid understanding of their rights to be healthy, to be cared for, to be fed, which continued when they are at home.

Heather continued: “We had an action plan for reaching silver and we gave the children an awareness of their rights that they’ll take with them through their schooling.

“We use a lot of rights respecting language and we focus on the rights to be safe, healthy, a right to education.

“We have a rights respecting mascot which goes home with the pupils and they can tell us about their adventures with him.

“The hard work continues as we are now on the journey to gold.”