Inspirational Spalding nursery school is ‘outstanding’

Wygate Foundation Nursery School  pupils celebrate in their new garden with playgroup leader Belinda Rainsley, nursery manager Anne Campbell and kids' club co-ordinator Joanne Randall. SG030615.102TW
Wygate Foundation Nursery School pupils celebrate in their new garden with playgroup leader Belinda Rainsley, nursery manager Anne Campbell and kids' club co-ordinator Joanne Randall. SG030615.102TW
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Staff at a Spalding nursery school are celebrating receiving an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted report in which they were praised for creating an inspirational setting for learning.

This is the first time Wygate Foundation Nursery School has been classed higher than ‘good’ since it opened in 2002.

It’s fantastic. We’re over the moon

Wygate Foundation Nursery School teacher and manager Anne Campbell

Anne Campbell, nursery teacher and manager, said: “It’s fantastic – we’re over the moon. We’ve never been ‘outstanding’ before.

“The last time we were inspected was in 2009 when we were ‘good’.

“We’ve had a development plan since we first opened on 2002 and owe our success to the commitment of our staff and the parents.”

The school, which has 32 pupils in the nursery and 16 in its playgroup, also runs a breakfast and after-school club.

Anne was especially proud of the school being described as having an “inspirational setting that is extremely well led and managed by a qualified teacher, who has exceptional understanding of her role and responsibilities across all requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage”.

Another highlight of the Ofsted report was the quality of teaching and “concern for children’s well-being”.

* Staff demonstrate an exceptional understanding of how children develop and learn. They show clear passion and dedication for their work.

* Children are enthusiastic and active learners. They delight in the wealth of exciting learning opportunities.

* Children make excellent progress.

* Staff care extremely well for children with special education needs.

* Excellent relationships with parents support a shared 
approach to children’s learning.

* Leadership and management are inspirational.