Inspector calls... and gives the thumbs up

Boston West Children's Centre, good Ofsted report.'Manager Carol Priestley pictured children and staff.
Boston West Children's Centre, good Ofsted report.'Manager Carol Priestley pictured children and staff.

We take a look at a nursery and childminder who have impressed the inspectors from Ofsted...

*AFTER more than 30 years of looking after Boston’s children, the Rosebery Avenue Community Playgroup could be forgiven for getting complacent about its high standards.

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But according to its latest Ofsted report, the group is as good as ever, having received great results in all parts of the inspection.

Manager Carol Priestley said the government inspectors found the group to be good across the board, with particular mention of the excellent provision at the group.

Speaking on behalf of herself and staff at the nursery, Carol said: “We are all very pleased with the outcome of our inspection.

“We have a team of dedicated and professional staff who work very hard and really excelled during the inspection. I’m pleased they were recognised for that.

“I’m sure the parents are pleased about it.”

Rosebery Avenue Community Playgroup has been running since 1979. Currently there are 60 children at the group, aged between two and five.

The playgroup is based at the Boston West Children’s Centre, in the car park of Boston West Primary School in Sussex Avenue. There is a total of nine staff working at the nursery.

*SINCE setting up last year, staff at The Home Nursery have been working hard to make their small childminding business as good as it can be.

And their hard work has obviously paid off, as the Wyberton nursery has now received a great result from its first ever Ofsted inspection.

The Home Nursery achieved a ‘good’ rating in all areas of the inspection, with the facility being described as ‘a warm and homely environment, which clearly supports children’s welfare needs and ensures they are very happy and comfortable in their care’.

Owner Vicky Wilson said she was ‘thrilled to bits’ with this ringing endorsement.

She added: “It has taken a lot of hard work to achieve our current status and it has all been worthwhile.

“The inspection was our chance to prove ourselves and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The inspector found us to be unusual as we offer much more than is typically expected from childminders.

“The setting provides a real home from home environment with all the benefits of stimulating surroundings to explore and have fun in.

“We love our job and this is indicative of the calm atmosphere and happiness displayed by the children.”

The nursery provides care for a maximum of six children aged up to eight.