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A CHILDREN’S centre in Sunderland has been rated as good by Ofsted inspectors.

Pennywell and South Hylton Children’s Centre, in Portsmouth Road, was given the second best grade during a recent visit and found to have a good capacity to improve.

The report said: “All staff are very welcoming and they always go that extra mile. This comment typifies many opinions expressed by parents and carers and helps to explain why Pennywell and South Hylton is a good and improving centre.

“The good quality of the provision is a result of the passion and drive of the leadership, staff, advisory board, and its professional partners. Staff support each other effectively and show great respect for their leadership team and all users.”