YOUNGSTERS at a Wearside nursery are getting a good start to their education.
Shiney Row Childcare, in Houghton, has been rated good overall following a visit by Ofsted inspectors.
In a report into the The Harbour nursery, the watchdogs said: “Staff have high expectations of the children and provide challenging activities that effectively promote their learning.
“Children develop good mathematical skills for their age. This is because staff make very good use of everyday play-based activities to encourage early counting.
“The manager maintains a good overview of the progress children make through daily discussions with staff to ensure any identified strengths and weaknesses in children’s learning and development are addressed through intervention, if required.”
Inspectors said the staff work effectively with parents to develop a clear picture of children’s development, which supports their individual learning and development needs.
They said children are safeguarded very well as the nursery takes all necessary steps to keep children safe and well.