Outstanding success for Spalding nursery

Staff and children at Acorn Childcare celebrate their outstanding Ofsted report. Photo: (TIM WILSON) SG120413-128TW
Staff and children at Acorn Childcare celebrate their outstanding Ofsted report. Photo: (TIM WILSON) SG120413-128TW
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Staff and children at Spalding’s Acorn Childcare held a party to celebrate the nursery’s latest Ofsted inspection result.

The Cross Street-based nursery was inspected in February and found to be outstanding.

Principal Kathy Holmes said: “Our fifth birthday coincided with our Ofsted inspection and we are all over the moon with our grade of outstanding.

“We waited until the school holidays to share our celebration with as many of our Little Acorns as possible, and we are delighted that so many children and parents were able to attend.

“This achievement is a result of the work of the team across the whole setting.”

The report found that:

l Children are highly motivated and very keen to learn. They show an excellent level of independence for their age, as a result of exemplary staff practice and a carefully organised learning environment.

l Staff have an excellent knowledge of how children learn, and provide a rich, varied and imaginative educational programme.

l Excellent partnerships with parents, carers and other professionals are extremely effective at ensuring children make rapid progress in their learning and development.

l Management are highly skilled and effective at monitoring and evaluating all aspects of the provision.