Staff at Flying Start Nursery in Fairford are celebrating the results of their recent Ofsted inspection.
A month ago, inspectors visited the Market Place nursery and it has now been rated as ‘Good’.
The inspectors’ report stated: “Young children enjoy the time they spend in the outdoor area.
“They respond to staff’s expectations and learn to share and take turns with their friends.
“They are supported to share how they feel, even if they do not yet have the vocabulary. For example, children are able to look and select pictures of different emotions on staff’s lanyards to show how they feel.
“Older children develop skills in readiness for school. They are thoroughly engaged during group activities and are confident to share their thoughts and opinions.
“Staff ensure that children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) receive the early help and support they need. They work closely with parents and health professionals to create individual support plans to help close gaps in children’s learning.
“The setting provides children with a range of healthy meals and snacks. The onsite chef thoughtfully creates a weekly menu, taking into consideration children’s dietary requirements.”
The report also stated: “To further improve the quality of the early years provision, the provider should continue to embed and refine the programme of professional development, to raise the quality of teaching to a consistently high level and provide children with further resources and experiences to enhance their knowledge of different people and families beyond their immediate experience.”
A spokesperson for the nursery said: “A huge thank you to all the parents and carers who took the time to talk to and share their thoughts with the inspector.
“We appreciate all your feedback and, this time, it brought tears to our eyes. We are so proud of our little family and all we have achieved!”
You can read the full report on the Ofsted website at bit.ly/3KghO5B