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Another successful year for ‘outstanding’ nursery

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: January 17, 2013

Chucklebunnies Swadlincote Outstanding OFSTED

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A SOUTH Derbyshire nursery has maintained its excellent standards after achieving yet another ‘outstanding’ Ofsted report.

The Chuckle Bunnies Day Nursery, in Swadlincote, attained full marks across the board for the third year running during its latest inspection.

The Vicarage Road nursery was inspected across a range of areas including how well its early years provision met the children’s needs, how that provision contributed to the well-being of the children and how effectively it was being led by the nursery’s staff.

In each area, the nursery was graded as ‘outstanding’, which the report said meant the nursery was ‘highly effective in meeting the needs of all children exceptionally well’ which ‘ensures children are ready for the next stage of their learning.’

The report said: “The children are extremely happy, motivated and eager to learn. They join in all activities enthusiastically, often initiating and developing their own ideas, showing superb levels of independence, curiosity and imagination.

“The setting provides an excellent learning environment, both indoor and out. There is a fantastic energy and a sense of excitement about learning.”

Staff were also commended for their ‘inspirational’ leadership qualities, and dedication.

Sandra Shephard, the nursery’s manager and owner said: “I am delighted with the Ofsted results and that we are the only nursery in the area to achieve ‘outstanding’ three times in a row. I believe our success is down to our marvellous staff.”

Deputy manager Amy Fagan was similarly delighted.

She said: “I’m over the moon. I think it comes down to teamwork and the staff who absolutely love the job and put the children before anything. The Ofsted inspector said she would love to be a child here herself!”

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