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Nursery rated as good by inspectors

By Lucy Todman | Shrewsbury | Ofsted reports | Published:

Children at a Shrewsbury pre-school are curious and independent due to the nurturing care of the nursery's staff, said a government inspector.

Explorers Childcare at Sundorne Infant School was visited by Ofsted inspectors earlier this month and was rated as 'good'.

They found that the leaders and staff at the 41-place nursery, which opened in 2016, were passionate and 'have a clear vision for the future and motivated to achieve the best possible outcomes for children'.

Lead inspector Beverley Devlin said in her report: "Staff are kind and caring with the children. They have created an interesting and well-organised learning environment, indoors and outdoors. Children are happy, very sociable and content in their relationships with one another.

"Firm friendships have been established, which means they play well together, and staff support them well to show care and concern for each other.

"They respond well to children's choice of activities, moving around to deploy themselves effectively and support children well. They get down to the children's level and sensitively participate in their play. Children behave very well and are respected as individuals. Staff provide opportunities for children to mix with those of different ages throughout the day.

"All children progress well from their individual starting points. They are enthusiastic and independent learners. Older children communicate confidently and considerately with each other, staff and visitors to the setting."

Lucy Todman

By Lucy Todman
@shroptod

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star and Shrewsbury Chronicle based in Shrewsbury.

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