Nursery’s delight at hat-trick of ‘outstanding’ Ofsteds

TOP MARKS: From left Lindsey Parker, deputy headteacher, Natalie Parkinson, headteacher, Elizabeth Corrigan, teacher, and children at Horden Nursery.

TOP MARKS: From left Lindsey Parker, deputy headteacher, Natalie Parkinson, headteacher, Elizabeth Corrigan, teacher, and children at Horden Nursery.

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STAFF and students are celebrating gaining a hat-trick of top marks from education bosses.

Horden Nursery School has been rated outstanding by Ofsted chiefs for the third time running.

The quality of the learning environment both indoors and outside is breathtaking and contributes significantly to children’s progress and achievement.

Ofsted report

Lindsey Parker, deputy headteacher, said: “We are really thrilled with the report.

“It is all down to the good teamwork of our staff who work very hard and to the children and families as well.

“We are constantly trying to improve and trying new things.”

Inspectors said the Cotsford Park nursery is excelling in all areas.

In their report they said: “This is a very warm and friendly nursery where everyone is welcomed and valued.

“Leaders and governors work very well together to give children the best possible start to their education.

“Staff know children in their key groups exceptionally well, their likes, dislikes and capabilities.

“They use this knowledge very well to ensure that children grasp new skills quickly and make significant progress in their learning.

“The quality of the learning environment both indoors and outside is breathtaking and contributes significantly to children’s progress and achievement.”

Children relish the time they spend at the nursery and their behaviour is exemplary.