Haven 2000 Nursery and Pre-school in Clapham Road has been applauded for helping babies develop and preparing tots for big school.
The family owned nursery, which employs 16 staff, was praised by inspectors and has received the outstanding grade for a second time.
Inspectors praised the nursery in their report stating:
“Teaching and learning are outstanding because staff have very high expectations and understand how children learn. All children make excellent progress in their learning and development. Effective deployment of the staff enables them to support children to extend their learning. The quality of teaching is excellent. They support, challenge and inspire children to become active, independent learners – development is closely monitored.”
Early Years Teacher Maria Riley was praised for her leadership skills and said:
“For an independent nursery such as ours, to achieve an outstanding Ofsted report for a second time is very rare.”
“Our parents like to think we look after their children as well as they would – with the added benefit of endless time and patience to help them blossom – we are all celebrating with a family party!”
In an age with criticism about how to make tots school ready , how motivating is it to see such positive feedback?