A nursery is celebrating after a high grade from Ofsted - which noted staff knowledge and strong bonds - led to extra funding for the school.
Lilliput Day Nursery, in Boston, went from a grade four (inadequate) school to a grade two (good) school in its latest inspection carried out in November last year.
The report says the school is good because staff have good knowledge of how children learn and make progress, children settle well and form strong bonds, there is a strong commitment to drive improvements and safeguarding is prioritised.
Nursery owner Maxine Richardson said she was proud of her staff, many of which have worked for her for many years.
She said: “This grade now means that alongside the three and four year old funding we are also now able to access the two year old funding as long as parents meet the criteria.”
The report noted improvements the school had made including weather curtains, wet suits and a bug hotel.
It says the management and staff have high aspirations for the nursery and use their skills and knowledge well.
However, it notes the school is not yet ‘outstanding’ because there is less emphasis placed on involving parents further in activities at home and the nappy changing environment could be ‘a more visually stimulating and interactive experience’.
The school recently held a Sport Relief day and has so far counted £40 with more to come i