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Railway Children’s Nursery near Grantham is on the right track

A village nursery has been praised in its first Ofsted report.

The Railway Children’s Nursery, in Creeton, has received an all-round ‘good’ rating from inspectors, following a visit last month.

They praised the rural nursery, which has 30 places for children aged one to four, for its provision, personal behaviour, education, and its leadership and management.

Staff and children celebrate the 'good' Ofsted report (24759993)
Staff and children celebrate the 'good' Ofsted report (24759993)

Staff were praised for having high expectations of the children and the close bonds they had formed with them. They also ensure children have plenty of chances to enjoy the fresh air, plan exciting activities and place good priority on developing children’s language skills.

The owner and manager, Donna Goring, was also praised for being highly motivated and developing interesting lessons for the children. She also uses extra funding well, so the children make good progress, and she strives to support her team.

The report continued: “Parents speak very highly of the nursery and staff. They comment that the manager and staff go above and beyond to meet their individual needs. Parents say the staff ‘feed their children’s learning’.”

Donna said nursery staff were “really happy” with the report. She said: “The inspector feels we offer a rich environment for the children to learn and thrive in, especially in maths, and the children have good relationships with the staff.”

Donna also thanked parents for their continued support, adding: “Their lovely comments go a long way.”

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