A nursery in Nottinghamshire is celebrating being rated ‘outstanding’ for the last decade. The setting’s manager states that their success is down to the dedication of staff and being a regular face in the community.

The nursery in Carlton-in-Lindrick was first judged to be ‘outstanding’ in 2007, a rating which it maintained in 2011. Following an inspection last year, the setting was found to be ‘outstanding’ in all areas once again.

Receiving an Ofsted ‘outstanding’ grade three times in a row puts the nursery in just one percent of nurseries in the county.

In the latest Ofsted inspection in March 2016, the report praises staff for their “imaginative” teaching and patience with the children.

Inspector Amanda Forrest said: “Teaching is exceptional. Staff use their superb knowledge of each child to provide rich, varied and imaginative activities that inspire and motivate them to learn.

“The staff are very patient and calm and know each child very well. They support children’s personal development extremely effectively.”

The children’s behaviour was also described as “exceptional” in the report.

Ms Forrest added: “They learn about their differences and similarities and they show kindness and respect to others. They learn to respect one another and value people’s different backgrounds superbly.”

Granby Nursery, which is near Worksop, has cared for more than 700 children in 15 years.

Jacqui Hannaby, who has been the nursery manager since the setting first opened, said: “This November it was 10 years of being outstanding and I thought that was something worth celebrating.

“I wanted to thank the staff as well as all the good practices and hard work that they put into provide excellent and outstanding care.

“I am so proud of everyone for all their hard work and commitment.

“I think the fact we are out and about in the local community a lot helps. We take weekly trips to James Hince Court, a local care home, who we have built a very strong relationship with. We also do a lot of outdoor learning no matter what the weather is.”

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