LITTLE Acorns nursery staff in Boston are celebrating this week after reciving their best ever Ofted report.
The nursery, in Skirbeck Road, has been graded overall as ‘good’ by the education watchdogs – but also received three ‘outstanding’ marks.
Nursery manager Amy Delaney, who has been in the post for one year, said: “We are very proud of the three areas of outstanding in effectiveness of partnership, healthy lifestyles and engagement with our parents and carers.
“We are very committed to our families and continue to improve to sustain our existing high standards.”
Inspectors noted: “Staff are focused on helping all children to make good progress in their learning and development, and in promoting their welfare.”
They observed that children settle in well at the nursery and received good levels of care ‘because the qualified staff work very closely with individual children and their families’.
“Good systems are in place to ensure that all children’s individual needs are routinely met,” added the report.
Staff were also praised for promoting a positive outlook in the children for themselves and others.
“Staff make the most of diversity to help children understand the society they live in,” inspectors wrote. “They assist children to form positive views of themselves and others irrespective of culture, ethnic background, ability or disability.”
They added that Little Acorns diplayed ‘exceptional partnerships between parents and staff’ which ensure ‘individual children’s needs are met and their protection assured’.
Mrs Delaney said: “We have all worked hard as a team at Little Acorns and it is nice to have this acknowledged by Ofsted.”