Workers at a St Ives-based “farm nursery” are celebrating after Ofsted inspectors gave them an excellent ranking.
Meadow Lane Youngsters’s Nursery located at The Previous Pig Farm has been described as a “very particular” and “distinctive” nursery the place “youngsters are really on the coronary heart”.
This was the primary inspection for the nursery after it opened in 2017 with them ranking “excellent” in; the standard of schooling, behaviour and attitudes, private growth and management and administration.
The report stated: “Youngsters are really on the coronary heart of this very particular, distinctive and awe-inspiring provision. They thrive as they totally benefit from the large vary of indoor and out of doors studying alternatives. Youngsters are splendidly muddy, lined in paint and joyfully engaged of their studying. They make spectacular progress in each side of their studying and growth, particularly these with particular instructional wants and/or disabilities.”
The nursery is household run with the “farm nursery” permitting youngsters are outdoors elevating animals and rising greens.
Inspectors additionally praised the standard of instructing saying: “The standard of instructing is worthy of dissemination to others. Workers are extraordinarily nicely certified and use their glorious data of early years in each interplay they’ve with youngsters. This advantages each space of kids’s studying in any respect ages and is why youngsters obtain as they do whereas at this provision.”
The nursery which has 23 members of workers, was additionally counseled for his or her relationships with dad and mom saying “dad and mom concerning the provision are overwhelmingly optimistic, some go nicely out of their technique to convey their youngster to this provision as a result of they recognise its uniqueness.”
Proprietor, Sophia Covill stated: “We’re a farm nursery, elevating animals and rising our personal veg, the workers are extremely obsessed with our distinctive method to instructing (Reggio Emilia Method) and we plan to supply Skilled Improvement to different settings sooner or later, together with getting some bees and alpacas.
“Now we have been completely blown away with how fantastic our Ofsted report was this week. We have been introduced Excellent in all areas, this was our first inspection and inside a brand new framework, it is vitally uncommon to realize this within the 2 and a half years of being open.
“We’re a household run enterprise too, my father and brother constructed the purpose-built the Nursery and I handle it right here. ”