Nursery's good grade

PUBLISHED: 16:46 10 August 2007 | UPDATED: 22:58 28 May 2010

Some youngsters at Twiglets day nursery, which was praised by Ofsted inspectors – Pic: Brian Purdy

Some youngsters at Twiglets day nursery, which was praised by Ofsted inspectors - Pic: Brian Purdy

A CHILDREN S day nursery has been given an impressive Ofsted report after being established for only seven months. Staff at the Twiglets nursery in Manea are delighted with the results of the first inspection during which it was awarded good in every ar

A CHILDREN'S day nursery has been given an impressive Ofsted report after being established for only seven months.

Staff at the Twiglets nursery in Manea are delighted with the results of the first inspection during which it was awarded 'good' in every area.

A spokesman said: "The inspector was wowed by what had been achieved in seven months and assured staff that if the effort and expertise were maintained the infamous 'outstanding' achievement could be within easy grasp next time around."

The nursery offers full day care from 7am to 6pm and has three members of staff. There are currently 16 local children aged from six months to under five years attending.

The report said parents were highly valued at the nursery and were happy with the education their children received.

Children benefit from warm relationships with staff, who show an interest in them and give them lots of praise and encouragement.

The report added: "Staff have good understanding of the foundation stage. They understand how children learn, and apply this as they support children with the rich blend of learning opportunities provided.

"Effective use of labelling in words and pictures along with the opportunities to recognise their own name helps children to develop early reading skills."

The inspector also said the youngsters were encouraged to be healthy, enjoying a balanced diet of nutritious food which always includes fresh fruit and vegetables.

The nursery has just said goodbye to its first pre-school graduate, Ruari Cox who has attended since November, who was presented with a framed certificate.

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