Seaham Harbour Nursery, which has been running for the past 13 years, “continues to be outstanding” by giving children the best start, said the latest Ofsted report.

The nursery has been celebrating after receiving the ‘outstanding’ rating for the fifth time in a row.

On their last inspection, Ofsted outlined how the nursery’s employees are working hard to assist those with delayed communication develop their language abilities, promote book love, and draw on their interests, supporting them as they learn.

The setting was described as “vibrant and stimulating”, and the children’s learning is supported by answering questions well and encouraging them to find the answers themselves or by speaking to other pupils.

The inspectors also observed how the nursery records accomplishments, including parent feedback, and a display recording ‘wow’ moments.

One of the parent’s comments on the display reads: “The headteacher is an inspirational professional who is the driving force behind this special nursery.”

Mealtimes are focused on providing kids with an opportunity to learn how to socialise, learn about good food, and try fresh foods.

The report suggested that the nursery should develop the knowledge of its educators and assistants in teaching and delivering phonics, and make sure that lunches given to the children meet nutritional dietary rules.

Carole Scott, the nursery’s headteacher, said to the Sunderland Echo that she was “absolutely delighted” with the report: “It’s our fifth consecutive outstanding Ofsted, so it’s tremendous.

“It’s a statement to all the work put in by the staff and governors, who have worked consistently hard to continue to improve the quality of our teaching as we work to do the best for all our children.”

Story by: Sunderland Echo

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