A NURSERY has shown off all FOUR of its successes after winning praise from inspectors once again.
Seaham Harbour Nursery has been given its fourth outstanding report by Ofsted.
We think we’re outstanding, but it’s really nice to have people come in and for them to come in and for them to say it too.Carole Scott, Seaham Harbour Nursery’s headteacher
It comes after the education watchdog made its latest visit, which put all areas of its work at the highest grade.
It is hailed as a “happy and nurturing environment in which all children thrive” with parents who recognise the excellence of the Bottleworks Road school.
The children’s development is also classed as outstanding and inspectors have highlighted how they are taught to consider the feelings of others.
Teaching is championed, as is the teamwork of the staff and their efforts to encourage children to question, explore and investigate, which helps children to become confident and independent learners. Work to help children read, write and do mathematics from an early point is listed in the key findings, as is their achievement and how they are prepared for the move to primary school.
The latest report follows from previous outstanding reports in 2006, 2009 and 2012. Headteacher Carole Scott said: “This is fourth outstanding report and it’s a big achievement, so we’re absolutely delighted.
“We think we’re outstanding, but it’s really nice to have people come in, and for them to say it too.
“All the hard work of the staff has been recognised and it’s nice for the parents as well as it affirms to them their children are being given good provision.”
The report was put together after eight visits, conversations with staff, parents, governors and council and a questionnaire to parents.