YOUNGSTERS at a Wearside nursery are getting the best start to their education say Ofsted bosses.
Inspectors from the watchdog group visited Nesham Private Nursery and rated it as outstanding overall.
Full of praise for the Nesham Place centre in Houghton, inspectors said the knowledge of staff is excellent and the leadership is inspirational.
Lisa McCoy, who set up Nesham Nursery in 2001, said everyone is thrilled by the fantastic report.
She said: “Our 26 staff members are all equally driven to improving the outcomes for all children within their care.
“Our team is lead by an innovative and forward thinking management set-up with well being at the forefront of all their collaborations.
“The hard work and dedication from all who work here has directly contributed to this fabulous achievement. Our staff constantly strive for improvement and have high expectations, they work closely in partnership with the children and their families.”
In their report into the Houghton nursery, inspectors said: “Leadership is inspirational with a strong drive to continuously improve. All staff embrace reflective practice and work closely together to constantly monitor and evaluate the provision.
“Staff have an outstanding knowledge of the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. Staff are extremely skilled in using a wide range of different teaching and learning strategies to promote children’s development.”
The inspectors said children make excellent progress in their learning, due to the precise assessment and planning in place for each individual youngster.
They said: “Detailed information is shared with parents, ensuring they are fully informed and involved in their children’s learning and progress. Partnerships with other providers and agencies are strong and support successful transitions and the effective sharing of information.
“The excellent range of accessible resources and equipment offer a highly stimulating and rich environment for the children. This results in successfully capturing children’s ongoing interests, to explore, investigate and become active learners.”