Sunderland nursery makes the grade with Ofsted

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A WEARSIDE nursery has been given good marks by education bosses.

Cedars Nursery in Ashbrooke was rated good following a recent visit by Ofsted inspectors.

The report into the nursery said: “Staff have a very good understanding of children’s achievements and where they need to go next. As a result, children make good progress.

“Children build up a very close relationship with their key person. This is because the staff get to know the child and their family very well.

“Children learn in a stimulating environment indoors and outdoors which supports children’s independence effectively.”

Inspectors said the manager and deputy both have a very good overview of the quality of the provision and how they can improve it further.

To continue to improve the nursery needs to enhance staff understanding of different ways to encourage mark making by using a range of sensory and physical materials, such as making patterns in sand, threading, tweezers and syringes, to further enhance the already good provision in this area.

It also needs to extend the already good leadership and management of the nursery by ensuring monitoring is sharply focused on the impact of teaching on children’s learning.