TREETOP Family Nurture Centre in Inverkeithing has received an award for innovation from the Scottish Government.

It's been selected as an Early Learning and Childcare setting of innovation and was presented an award by Maree Todd, Minister for Children and Young People.

On her visit, Maree was also able to see first-hand how children were developing through play and in their interactions with staff.

“Treetop Family Nurture Centre in Inverkeithing is a brilliant example of where a targeted approach was used to improve existing practices and gain better outcomes for children, families and staff," she said.

“One of our National Early Learning and Childcare Innovation Award winners, Treetop identified communication and language as a top priority and developed their own strategy to assist staff to advance the language and communication skills of children in the centre.

“I thoroughly enjoyed my visit, where I not only saw confident children with real communication skills, but how they applied these skills to their everyday learning.

"Together, we had great fun participating in some maths activities to celebrate Maths Week Scotland.”

The team at Treetop have worked to develop skills in supporting children’s early language and communication with a focus on how daily quality interactions build and extend children’s speech and language skills.

Stewart Westwater, headteacher at Treetop Family Nurture Centre, said: “We are delighted to receive such positive recognition for our work.

"It is a reflection of the hard work and commitment of all staff to undertake professional learning to help support the development of our children.”