Nathan Archer, from Lincolnshire Montessori in Caistor, wanted to share the great news that the setting's sister site has secured an second "Outstanding" grade from Ofsted:

Stallingborough based nursery The Children's House has secured its second 'Outstanding' Ofsted grading. Following an inspection in February, the top grade was awarded in recognition of quality of early education at the centre. The grading puts the nursery in the top 8% in the country.

The Children's House offers a Montessori education in line with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for children from birth to five. The centre, which is approaching its fifteenth birthday, was founded by Sylvia Tiffney and Theresa Ellerby. A Montessori Primary school operates for a sister site in Caistor.

Inspector Sharon Waterfall notes:

"The quality of teaching across the nursery is outstanding. Staff provide an exciting range of high-quality learning experiences for children. As a result, children are highly motivated, eager to explore and develop a curiosity for learning.

"The children are actively encouraged to make their own decisions, lead their own play and voice their opinions. Therefore, they have a real ownership of their own learning.

"Children form exceptional relationships with the staff who care for them each day. This means children's individual needs are always met extremely well and children form strong attachments with staff.

"Excellent partnerships between parents and the nursery staff ensure that parents are well informed about their child's developmental progress."

Nursery Manager, Maxine Dobson said: “As a team, we are really pleased to have the high quality of care and education at the children's house recognised by Ofsted. As we approach our 15th birthday, it is gratifying to know that we continue to maintain and improve what we offer for children in their most formative years.”

Head of Early Years, Jo Robinson added: "We have a brilliant staff team at The Children's House. They work really hard to support children's learning and development and the 'Outstanding' judgement is a testament to their dedication and commitment."

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