Nursery is outstanding, say inspectors

Staff, pictured from left, are Sue Hall, Emma Christmas, Wendy Davies, Claire Wilson, Clare Dawson, Hannah Clipston, Kirsty Wharam, Beryn Lees, Natalie Cumbley and Nikki Germany
Staff, pictured from left, are Sue Hall, Emma Christmas, Wendy Davies, Claire Wilson, Clare Dawson, Hannah Clipston, Kirsty Wharam, Beryn Lees, Natalie Cumbley and Nikki Germany
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NURSERY staff are celebrating after being rated as outstanding by Ofsted.

Inspectors visited the Casterton Childcare Centre and found that children make outstanding progress. They start the nursery with skills below expectation but by the time they move on to reception class their skills are above expectation for their age in all areas of learning.

This progress was attributed to the “outstanding quality of provision”, the outdoor area which supports learning and outstanding leadership and management.

The report said staff skilfully encourage children to initiate their own learning activities by allowing them to follow their own interests.

The school’s partnership with parents is also said to be strong.

It was graded outstanding for the outcomes for children, quality of provision and the effectiveness of leadership and management.

Centre manager Sue Hall said: “This inspection demonstrates the hard work of the whole staff team over the last five years.

“We are delighted to have achieved grade one outstanding in all areas.”

The nursery was inspected in November along with the Casterton Business and Enterprise College, which is on the same site and was also rated outstanding.