STAFF at a village day nursery have been left delighted after receiving a ‘good’ report from education watchdogs.
Kingfisher Day Nursery, in Donisthorpe, was praised by Ofsted for its ‘strong commitment to continued improvement’ after its latest inspection.
Inspector, Linda Moore, visited the Hill Street nursery back in April but a report into her findings has only just now been published online.
It shows the establishment has improved from a ‘satisfactory’ rating on the previous visit from Ofsted in 2012 to a ‘good’ rating now.
Nursery manager Lucy Kerr told the Mail the report was testament to the hard work that has been put in.
She said: “It means that all the hard work has been recognised and our parents’ faith in us as well.
“The ‘satisfactory’ report was quite a disappointment after we had just taken over but we have gone from strength to strength ever since.
“We’ve already started working on the points for improvements mentioned and we are always self-evaluating.”
Ms Moore commended the nursery in her report in numerous areas.
She said: “Children are happy and confident in the nursery’s friendly and welcoming environment.
“They form positive relationships on all levels and secure emotional attachments with key staff.
“Children enjoy their play and make good progress in their learning and development.
“Staff know children well and use their interests to provide appropriate and challenging learning experiences.”