Full marks for Krazy Dayz

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KRAZY Dayz children’s nursery in Walsoken are celebrating a successful OFSTED inspection which has seen them awarded “Good” in all areas.

Joint owners Kate Thorpe and Shelly Bailey feel their hard work and dedication over the past year has been rewarded with this grade.

The inspector said the setting has a ‘welcoming and inclusive environment which is promoted by the staff, they are approachable and sensitive, working effectively together to ensure all children feel happy and safe.’

Parents speak highly of the service and value the flexible approach the nursery provides, staff continually praise children on the smallest of achievements, helping them feel valued, respected and part of the nursery group, staff are good role models and are confident and knowledgeable within their roles, the inspector added.

Said Kate and Shelly: “We welcome all comments and feedback from both parents and visitors and work hard to achieve a high level of service. We look at what we would expect as parents going into a setting and encourage the staff to see it like this. Also, we want a fun environment which can include everyone but also ensure that the children are continually learning and developing new skills through their play at a rate suitable for their individual needs.”

The inspector noted the owners and manager are good leaders, highly motivated and committed. Their systems and policies are effective and robust to ensure the safety of both the children and staff.

Children are active learners and quickly engage in activities. They are happy, confident, settled and are making good progress within their learning and development.

Staff effectively implement the early years foundation stage into their practice and have a good understanding of child development and value input from parents.

The inspector commented on the size of the building and the amount of space children had to explore and play.

The Kirkgate Street nursery was also praised for having a dedicated sensory room for children of all abilities to enjoy.