Sunderland nursery is helping children bloom

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A CITY nursery is continuing to grow, say education chiefs.

Ofsted inspectors said Sunflowers Nursery, in Baxter Road, is good in all areas.

In a report into the Town End Farm setting, which was previously rated as satisfactory, the inspectors said: “Teaching is good because the staff have a secure knowledge and understanding of how young children learn and develop.

“They carefully observe and assess children’s progress to continually improve their learning.

“Staff have a warm and caring rapport with the children, which helps them form strong attachments. They are knowledgeable about children’s individual needs and this promotes their emotional well-being effectively.

“The quality of teaching is consistently good. Consequently, all children, including those who speak English as an additional language, and those that have special educational needs and/or disabilities, make good progress towards the early-learning goals.”

The report said to further improve the quality of early years provision, the nursery should further enhance the use of the pictorial daily routines to reduce new children’s anxiety, and reinforce their understanding of what happens next.