Rocking Horse Club is again ‘Outstanding’

Children amd staff at the Rocking Horse childcare centre celebrate their 'outstanding' report
Children amd staff at the Rocking Horse childcare centre celebrate their 'outstanding' report
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A Nelson childcare centre has received top marks in back-to-back government inspections with a repeat of the “outstanding” grade it achieved in its last Ofsted report five years ago.

The Rocking Horse Club – part of the Walton Lane Nursery School and Children’s Centre – has again been deemed “outstanding” in all areas of the report.

Children at the centre celebrated the achievement with a tea party on Thursday.

Inspectors praised the “dedicated, enthusiastic and highly motivated” staff for their quality of teaching, collaboration with parents, and provision of the children’s safety.

They were also impressed with the staff’s ability to meet the children’s physical, social and emotional needs, and form “close bonds and attachments” with the children.

The inspectors believed that these bonds and the staff’s effective communication meant the children’s behaviour was “exemplary”.

The centre also received the highest marks across the board in its 2010 report.

Early Years teacher Rebecca Robinson said: “We are very proud. We have got such a great team and it is really great that it shows in the report. We have kept most things the same and just made little changes.

“We have quite a few new staff and the centre is very good at introducing everything to them and making them aware of how things are and how we do things.”