Watchdog awards nursery top marks

Deputy manager Hayley Gunn (left) and manager Tracey Winter with children at Kids 1st Wynyard
Deputy manager Hayley Gunn (left) and manager Tracey Winter with children at Kids 1st Wynyard

STAFF and children at a nursery are celebrating after achieving an outstanding report from Ofsted inspectors.

Kids 1st Wynyard, located in Wynyard Park, was judged as outstanding in every category and has been given a huge amount of positive feedback from the education watchdog.

The report said that Ofsted was particularly impressed with the recognition of each child’s unique qualities and interests, the level of support and development given to staff and the positive relationships that the nursery holds with parents.

Tracey Winter, nursery manager at Kids 1st Wynyard, said: “We are all so thrilled at this fantastic achievement.

“The whole team have worked so hard over the years to ensure that we provide our children with the highest quality of care and education and without such dedication it wouldn’t be possible.”

Since opening in 2009, the nursery has gone from strength-to-strength with child numbers increasing by the week, the implementation of a highly qualified staff team and an array of extra-curricular activities, including music and movement lessons.

Mark McArdle, managing director of Kids 1st Nurseries said: “We always aim for excellence within every aspect of childcare and to be recognised for that is just fantastic.

“I am really proud of this achievement.”

Kids 1st Wynyard is one of eight purpose-built nurseries within the Kids 1st group and is registered to provide childcare from birth to eight years old.

Features of the nursery include nutritious home-made meals, CCTV and fingerprint security and spacious outdoor gardens.

Since opening, the nursery has always held five stars in food and hygiene from the Department of Health.

The nursery is split into rooms depending on age group and level of development.

Each room leads to an enclosed garden, where the children can get as much fresh air and exercise as desired.

The nursery is managed by Tracey Winter, who is supported by Kelly Atkinson, area manager, and Allison Winship, head of childcare.