STAFF at a Burton day nursery have received official recognition for helping to support children’s independence.
Little Einsteins Day Nursery, in St Paul’s Square, was also commended by Ofsted for delivering a ‘stimulating and varied educational programme’ to children, which saw it retain the ‘good’ rating which it was awarded last year.
Inspector Patricia Webb said in her report: “Staff use their training and knowledge well to identify patterns, or schemas, in children’s activity and plan effectively to support these interests and characteristics. For example, a child shows a particular interest in spinning and is supported as cars and bikes are turned upside down to examine the rotating wheels. Such intuitive teaching demonstrates how staff identify individual children’s learning styles and plan accordingly, promoting and extending levels of concentration.”
The nursery was also praised for its support of children with special education needs and disabilities, with a conscious decision made by leaders to ensure that all staff have specific training in special education needs.
Furthermore, it was observed that staff worked very closely with parents to identify and support children who may require further intervention in order to achieve their full potential.
It was also noted that staff engaged with parents to build partnerships and improve their understanding of community languages, such as Urdu and Polish, to understand key words.
Nursery owner Rifat Maqsood said: “We are really happy with what we have achieved in such a short space of time.
“We wanted to achieve ‘outstanding’, but the rules to meet that criteria changed in 2012.
“However, we always take feedback on board and there were only a few things missing to achieve that rating, which we will look to build on to achieve our goal.”