A Hempnall nursery is praised by Ofsted for the quality of teaching

Jack In The Box nursery in Hempnall which has been awarded an Outstanding OfSTED report. The nursery

Jack In The Box nursery in Hempnall which has been awarded an Outstanding OfSTED report. The nursery is owned and run by Annabelle Conway. Picture: Sonya Duncan.

A nursery in Hempnall is celebrating after receiving a glowing Ofsted report.

Jack in the Box has been rated as 'outstanding' in all areas by inspectors who praised the 'exceptionally well-resourced' nursery.

The report said managers and staff have the 'highest expectations for themselves and every child' and it said there were 'exceptional systems' of performance management to ensure each member of staff is 'supported to deliver the highest-quality teaching experiences to every child'.

The inspection at the nursery, which looks after children from babies to nine-year-olds, took place in August.

The report also stated the children were 'extremely well prepared for their future learning and eventual move on to school'.


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Jack in the Box was established by Annabelle Conway in 2005 from her home after she was unable to find suitable childcare.

A second nursery was opened in Long Stratton in 2009 - which was rated as 'outstanding' in its recent Ofsted inspection.

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Ms Conway said: 'It is a great achievement and I thank all my staff, families and everyone who make Jack in the Box what it is today and we look forward to keep up the hard work, to achieve and be the best.

'Both nurseries having recently both been awarded the highest accolade of outstanding by Ofsted, within eight weeks apart. This is in no small part down to the efforts of all our hardworking and loyal staff.'

Ofsted said the nursery should continue to monitor the quality of teaching so 'staff's skills, knowledge and expertise continually improve even further'.

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