STAFF and toddlers at a nursery are celebrating after getting top marks by education inspectors from Ofsted.
The watchdog gave Carousel Nursery, based at East Hastings Children’s Centre in Chiltern Drive, an ‘outstanding’ rating, which is the highest a school or pre-school can get.
Liz Caluori, who carried out the inspection, said: “Children have tremendous fun and make excellent progress in their learning and development in the safe, inclusive and wonderfully child-centred environment. The total commitment to promoting their safety and well-being ensures that they feel secure and develop positive self-esteem.
“In addition a very strong focus is placed on staff training and development. Impressive systems are in place to observe and monitor children’s individual progress.
“Children confidently select from the fantastic range of toys and resources which are very imaginatively organised to pique their interest. The two outdoor play areas have recently been revamped and are particularly inspiring with a variety of different play surfaces, natural features and an extensive range of activities and experiences.”
She praised the children’s knowledge of eating healthily.