Jacqueline Mason, an Ofsted inspector, praised staff at Loddon Nursery School for being “extremely motivated”, highlighting that they “demonstrate a strong commitment towards achieving, and maintain excellence in all areas”.

Ms Mason continued: “It has exceptionally high expectations and is committed to the continuous improvement of the nursery to promote the best possible outcomes for children.

“Staff actively promote the welfare of children at all times. Parents are extremely complimentary about the nursery.”

According to the report, the management team monitors the quality and provisions “rigorously” and that any gaps in children’s education are “quickly identified and expertly managed”.

“They are highly motivated and inquisitive learners who readily lead their own play and learning. Children manage their personal care needs relevant to their stage of development.”

Loddon Nursery School was also praised for their teaching methods, including using large sheets of paper on the floor to allow children to paint on a large-scale.

The report continues to say that “children are encouraged to decide how they want to access the resources and when they decide to take off their shoes and walk in the paint.

“They learn about the natural world and gently look under plant pots for bugs.”

Jayne White, director of Loddon Nursery School, said to Eastern Daily Press: “Our team of dedicated and passionate staff have worked so hard to achieve this amazing outcome. We are delighted that our commitment to high-quality early years education has been recognised by Ofsted.

“We are fortunate to have a happy, caring staff, children and parents, who make the nursery such a special environment to be a part of.

“The inspector received an overwhelming number of testimonials from parents, sharing their high regard and appreciation for the staff.

“The nursery follows the ethos of ‘the curiosity approach’ which creates a culture of curiosity, awe and wonder, that ignites and inspires children’s enthusiasm to play and learn.”

Story by: Eastern Daily Press


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