COUNCILLORS have welcomed a glowing report on a Tranent nursery following a recent joint inspection by the Care Commission and HM Inspectorate of Education (HMIe).

Argyle Bridge Nursery, in the town's Bridge Street, was described as having a "caring and supportive ethos" and holding a "strong and productive partnership with parents".

The commitment of the staff and the manager of the facility to improve the nursery was also noted in the report conducted by HMIe and the Care Commission. The nursery, which underwent the inspection in December 2009, caters for pre-school children between the ages of three months to five years and currently has a roll of 54 children with 35 attending at any one session.

At this week's East Lothian Council education committee meeting, ward councillor Kenny McLeod said: "This is a very good report, and going through the report I am glad to see the words "happy", "very good", "very committed", "very welcome" and "warm" all contained with in the report.

"I'm also delighted to see the last part that the children's experience is also very good." As a result of the good quality of education provided by the nursery, HMIe will make no further inspections of the facility.