Nursery provides ‘enabling and well-resourced environment’

Evita Lukosius with children and staff at Little Treasures Nursery, Spalding, celebrate their good grading by Ofsted.
Evita Lukosius with children and staff at Little Treasures Nursery, Spalding, celebrate their good grading by Ofsted.

A three-year-old Spalding nursery is ending the term with some good news from Ofsted after an encouraging and positive inspection.

Little Treasures Nursery was rated good in all areas and praised for its creative environment, knowledgeable staff and “strong sense of belonging” in a report published on Wednesday.

The nursery, based at the former Lighthouse Centre in Haverfield Road, was also praised for its “happy, confident” children, “consistently strong” teaching by staff and its effective leadership and management.

Ofsted inspector Anne Barnsley encourages the nursery to improve further by using puppets and other tools to encourage babies in singing and reading and develop its “exciting and stimulating” outdoor area by making it easier for children to move around.

The report was published after an inspection in April of the nursery which currently has about 115 children on its register and employs 16 staff.

Rebecca Genever, manager of Little Treasures Nursery, said: “We’re delighted with the outcome of our inspection as it demonstrates the hard work and fantastic quality of learning we’re able to provide.

“The inspector said we were heading towards an outstanding rating and we’re going to improve on what we’re already doing by going above and beyond the service we’re already providing at the nursery to make sure we secure an outstanding rating after our next Ofsted inspection.”

Little Treasures opened in January 2010 was given a satisfatory rating when inspected by Ofsted seven months later.

But it has gone from strength to strength ever since, being rated outstanding by Lincolnshire County Council after an overall quality assessment of both its Birth to Five service and welfare in July 2011 and opening a second nursery in Knight Street, Pinchbeck in January.

Rebecca said: “The Ofsted inspection has highlighted the first class care and service provided at our Spalding nursery and shows the dedication of our team to ensuring high quality childcare for our children.

“The inspector said the nursery staff are skilful practitioners and the effectiveness of the teaching is consistently strong throughout the nursery.

“We think Little Treasures Nursery is absolutely amazing.”