A Louth nursery has again been recognised as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted and has been praised for working ‘exceptionally well with parents to promote children’s care and learning’.
Inspector Anne Barnsley said Town and Country Kiddies in James Street was a safe and secure place for young children and has staff who are ‘excellent role models’.
It is the second year in a row that the nursery, which opened in 2000 and currently has 113 children on its roll, has been recognised as outstanding.
General manager Louise Davies said: “This acknowledges the massive contribution the staff team make towards ensuring that children in their early years get off to the best possible educational start in life.”
The report praised Town and Country Kiddies in particular for developing the learning of the children.
The report said: “Children show great curiosity about the world around them and ask many questions, which staff are quick to respond to.
“For example, a child asked about how we eat fish, enquiring ‘Do we eat all of it?’
“Staff arranged a trip for the children to visit the fish monger, who showed them how fish are prepared before they are eaten.
“Staff use every opportunity to ask children open-ended questions and encourage them to contribute their own knowledge and ideas, which promotes their language and critical thinking.”
Louise said she was ‘absolutely delighted’ that the report offered such praise.
“The staff here work with tireless enthusiasm and everyone is very driven towards continuous improvement, so having this acknowledged by Her Majesty’s Inspectors is simply wonderful for everyone,” she said
“I would also like to thank all of our parents past and present for their continuous support and personal recommendations.
“We could not have done it without you.”