A LANGNEY nursery school has been rated outstanding in its Ofsted inspection.
Meadow Nursery School in Rotherfield Avenue, which cares for 60 children at any one time, was rated outstanding by inspectors in every section of the report.
The report said, “Children’s care and learning needs are promoted to a consistently high standard in most aspects and their welfare assured at all times.
“As a result, children make excellent progress throughout the Early Years Foundation Stage from their individual starting points.
“The nursery has an extremely positive attitude to providing an inclusive environment. They liaise closely with parents and other providers to meet children’s individual needs exceptionally well.”
There was also praise for the nursery’s ‘inspirational’ management team and inspectors said the it did a good job in making youngsters feel safe and secure.
The report said, “Children demonstrate they feel very safe, developing an unquestionable sense of belonging and a high motivation to learn.
“Staff know when children do not need adult intervention and allow them to learn safely about risk taking.”
The fun the nursery provides for youngsters encourages them to be creative in their play.
It said, “Children enjoy many creative and craft activities. Even babies greatly enjoy rolling balls in the paint to make patterns on the paper.
“Older children concentrate quite seriously as they paint their own pictures of the toy bugs on the table.
“Many children choose to play outside in the large garden, running around looking for bugs to examine, climbing, or riding a bike.”
But inspectors said improvements could be made by ‘increasing opportunities for daily discussions between parents and their child’s key person’.
Ofsted also suggested youngsters be given as much opportunity as possible to move freely between indoors and outdoors.
Helen and Adam Hawes, who run the nursery school, said, “This report reflects the hard work and dedication of the whole team and also the support that the parents and carers have given. We thank everyone involved.”