Watchdog praise for nursery and its climate of ‘awe and wonder’
- Credit: James Bass
A village nursery has been boosted by an Ofsted report that flags all of its work as outstanding, heaping praise on teachers and pupils.
Staff at Tree Tops Day Nursery at Martham Primary School could not be more thrilled with its latest glowing report that has nothing but positive things to say about the setting and its atmosphere of 'awe and wonder.'
The nursery, which has 42 children on roll, was given an outstanding rating, the highest grade, in all four categories as well as overall.
In a report full of superlatives the environment was said to be 'highly stimulating and expertly equipped to provide children with an abundance of opportunities to investigate and explore.'
Elsewhere staff are said to meticulously plan activities that are tailored to meet the learning needs of individual children and provide challenge.
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Children are said to be 'deeply engrossed' in their learning. Staff are described as 'very enthusiastic and animated and provide an atmosphere of awe and wonder.'
And there was special praise for the manager who is said to have high expectations of staff and contributes to high levels of motivation and enthusiasm across the team.
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Results show children reach or exceed expected levels, thanks in part to an 'infectious drive' towards enhancing the already outstanding provision.
Children are confident and their behaviour is exemplary. They are said to be well prepared for the transfer to Reception and more formal learning.
Meanwhile parents told the inspector during the visit on February 23 that staff go over and above what they would expect, and that they are bowled over by the support they receive.
Reacting to the report childcare manager Helen Wheatley, said: 'We've had a seven year gap between our inspections and the goal posts have changed considerably in that time.
'It is now much harder to achieve an outstanding rating. So we were delighted when we were informed we had retained this status. I'm extremely proud of all the staff for their hard work and dedication to ensure we are providing the best possible childcare and early education for young children and their families.
'I would like to thank all of our parents who support us and gave glowing feedback to the Ofsted inspector.'
To further improve. the provision needs to develop even more effective ways to help children and reflect on the differences between themselves and others.