STAFF and children at the Midhurst Nursery Class are celebrating after being awarded ‘outstanding’ in their latest Ofsted inspection.
It was the second time for manager Chris Reseigh and her six strong team of nursery assistants who were also rated outstanding at the last inspection in 2012.
“I am over the moon,” said Chris. “We are always doing our best, but it’s good to get this stamp of approval.
“I started this nursery for my son 31 years ago and I always try to give the same standard of service I wanted to provide for him.
“You can’t do that without a good team and we have a brilliant team here, all of whom have a great understanding of what we are doing, how to do it and why we are doing it.”
Announcing their findings this week Ofsted inspectors gave the nursery class outstanding grades in all three categories - meeting early years provision needs, the wellbeing of the children and the effectiveness of the leadership and management.
Children flourish in the nursery. They are happy and secure and share close relationships with all staff and each otherOfsted report
They said staff valued each of the 42 children as an individual.
“They provide an extensive range of stimulating activities to meet the needs of all children. As a result, children are excited to learn and develop extremely well.”
Staff were praised for ‘expertly’ monitoring children’s learning and development.
The inspectors found children were ‘highly confident and independent’.
Their report added: “Children flourish in the nursery. They are happy and secure and share close relationships with all staff and each other.”
Staff received further praise for highly valuing the importance of safeguarding children and ‘working in meaningful partnership with both parents and other professionals’ to provide continuity of learning and care.
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