Long Stratton nursery has remained top of the class

Children and staff at Jack In The Box Nursery in Long Stratton, celebrate their outstanding OFSTED.

Children and staff at Jack In The Box Nursery in Long Stratton, celebrate their outstanding OFSTED. - Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016

A south Norfolk nursery, praised for its 'inspirational' teaching and 'warm' environment, has maintained its 'outstanding' Ofsted rating.

Jack in the Box Nursery, in Long Stratton, was commended for the 'inspirational leadership and uncompromising expectations' of the staff.

The report said: 'Teaching is inspirational. Staff use their training effectively and have an exemplary knowledge of the curriculum and how children learn.'

It also stated: 'Children are flourishing in this warm and welcoming environment.'

The previous inspection rated the school as 'outstanding' in February in 2012.


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Annabelle Conway, nursery owner, said: 'We are delighted to have once again received and maintained our outstanding grade from Ofsted. This is in no small part down to the efforts and hard work of our dedicated team. Our ethos is always to strive and provide the best possible outcomes for our children and families.

'We feel privileged to be able to offer an outstanding nursery and will continue to maintain our ethos.'

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The inspection at the nursery, which has 39 children aged two to five-years-old, took place on June 16.

The report also highlighted the 'rapid progress' the children make and the 'engaging educational programmes which spark children's imagination and curiosity'.

Nursery manager Charlotte Wones said: 'The children who attend our setting are a great credit to us. We are continually improving the service we provide, therefore, we are going to continue to reflect and monitor our practice, ensuring we continue to imbed our outstanding features.'

Further improvements included the nursery continuing to 'build on the partnerships with the local community' and 'maintaining the exceptional support offered to parents and families'.

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