A DAY nursery received praise from Government inspectors just six months after it opened its doors.
Staff at Avondale Cheeky Monkeys nursery were “delighted” after receiving the impressive Ofsted report.
The nursery, which is based within the Avondale Centre at the revamped £12.4m Dyke House Sports and Technology College, in the town’s Mapleton Road, only opened in January this year.
But inspectors said overall provision at the nursery is already good with all children and families receiving a warm and friendly welcome.
The five members of staff at the nursery were praised for providing children with a well-resourced and welcoming setting including interesting pictures, posters, photographs and wall displays.
The report said: “Staff have good relationships with children in their care.
“They provide a clean and caring environment for children in which they feel safe and secure to learn.
“They provide a good range of resources and a varied range of experiences to meet the children’s individuals needs and interests.”
Staff at the nursery, who all hold early years qualifications at level three and above, have a good understanding of the signs and symptoms of abuse, according to the report.
The report said: “They attend regular training and know who to contact with any concerns.
“Effective risk assessments and daily checklists are in place.
“Consequently, risks are eliminated and the environment is safe for children to move around freely.”
Carly Fields, nursery manager, said: “We were really happy.
“We have only been open six months so to get a good report is fantastic.
“The inspector told us that not many nurseries get a good report after being open for such a short period of time.”
Carly says staff will now work hard to ensure the nursery receives an outstanding report after the next inspection in three years time.
To improve the provision, the report says the nursery must continue to develop links with other providers to promote children’s learning.
Carly added: “We have certain guidelines to follow to make sure we get an outstanding next time.
“All of the kids and all of the staff have worked extremely hard to help us get this good report.”