Portishead nursery’s delight at UK education award

Staff and kids at Stationhouse Nursery who have won I CAN award.

Staff and kids at Stationhouse Nursery who have won I CAN award. - Credit: Archant

A Portishead nursery has received national accreditation after impressing education experts.

Staff and kids at Stationhouse Nursery who have won I CAN award.

Staff and kids at Stationhouse Nursery who have won I CAN award. - Credit: Archant

Stationhouse Nursery in Station Road has been given The I Can Early Talk accreditation within six months of starting out.

Assessor Nicola Holmes, a speech and language therapist based in North Somerset, was impressed by the nursery teachers’ work with the youngsters.

The I Can Early Talk rating recognises centres which show good practice in promoting communication skills among children, whether it be through activities, story-telling or games.

Nursery manager Tia Claridge said: “We are really excited to be awarded this fantastic accreditation within just six months of starting.

“It is a credit to our team and their skills in this area.”

The nursery received a large amount of praise from Ms Holmes.

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She said in her report: “There is excellent communication between all staff in the rooms and relationships between children and adults are very strong.

“There is a welcoming feel to the environment and feeling of respect between staff members and towards the children.

“This is a very warm and inviting setting which is evident in the children’s interactions and how well they develop.”