Top marks for Walsoken nursery
“Passionate” managers and skilful staff have been praised by education chiefs in their first-ever inspection of a Fenland nursery.
Krazy Dayz Nursery Ltd in Kirkgate Street, Walsoken, has been rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted following an inspection last month.
The education watchdog said children make good progress at the nursery and gain all the skills, confidence and independence needed for their eventual moves to school.
Michelle Bailey and Kate Thorpe, managing directors of Krazy Dayz, said they were delighted with the outcome of the Ofsted inspection.
They said: “The whole day was a positive experience and helped to reinforce that we are doing a great job.
“We have a fantastic staff team who support us and the nursery to help the children who attend the setting to achieve all their learning goals.
“We’ve made a lot of changes at the nursery recently, so to be judged as ‘good’ shows that the whole team has put a lot of effort into making it work.
“We’re really proud of everyone, including our parents who support us.”
The Ofsted report, published last week, said managers show “great commitment” to providing high-quality provision for all children.
“They also support staff well by closely monitoring their performance and encouraging them to develop their skills and knowledge to benefit children even further,” it said.
Inspector Jacqueline Baker also praised the standard of teaching, saying staff “skilfully” lead group activities with older children, and “snuggle up” with younger ones to share a book and help them develop an interest in reading.
She also said staff form positive partnerships with parents, and commended children’s development, behaviour and welfare.
“Children are happy and well settled in nursery,” said the report. “They confidently follow routines and have warm, trusting relationships with all staff.
“All children’s emotional well-being is well supported.”
To further improve, the nursery has been advised to extend the opportunities for children to learn and explore natural resources outside, and the environment around them.