A GRAYS-based nursery has been praised by Ofsted after a recent inspection.
The watchdog visited the nursery based on Whitehall Lane in August.
The report states:
Children and babies form very strong bonds with practitioners. They are cuddled and given individual attention so that they feel very secure in themselves.
Practitioners provide children with stimulating and innovative activities, that keep their attention and focus for long periods of time. For instance, babies play at a water table where practitioners have added crunchy breakfast cereal. Babies are fascinated by the textures and how the cereal changes form and becomes soggy.
Management are committed to driving the improvement of practice and performance in all areas of the nursery. They have detailed and precise assessments for practitioner development, and encourage and support practitioners through ongoing training.
Practitioners have children’s individual interests at heart and are skilled in adapting activities and resources to link with these and support each child’s learning. For example, when children are singing and are thoroughly engaged in their learning, practitioners creatively adapt the song to include all of their favourite animals, so that they perform more actions. Children are delighted and are highly motivated as they continue to learn.
The full report can be found below.