Outstanding nursery celebrates reaching Ofsted’s top rating

A Clevedon nursery has been rated outstanding by education watchdog Ofsted.

An early years inspection report of Rydal Day Nursery revealed a wealth of great practises carried out by staff which give children a great platform before they start school.

The nursery was rated good in 2010, but excelled in all three areas in this summer’s inspection, including meeting children’s needs, ensuring their wellbeing and management.

Its director Heather House said: “On behalf of manager Emma Binding and myself, we would like to thank all the families, past and present for the past six wonderful years.

“We would also like to thank the staff team for its enthusiasm and dedication and for making Rydal officially an ‘outstanding’ nursery.”

Ofsted published the report on August 12 and Ms House said it came at a fitting time.

She told the Times: “This has come at a perfect time as Emma and I celebrate six years of running Rydal.”

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Inspectors visited Rydal nursery based in Albert Road, on July 23 and published their findings this month.

The support for children was described as ‘uncompromising’ in what was a glowing report into how the nursery is run and looks after youngsters.

It said: “(The nursery has) inspirational leadership and its very high aspirations empower staff to reach their full potential through highly effective supervision and professional development.

“This in turn, ensures all children make excellent progress in their learning and development because staff are knowledgeable and highly skilled.”

The work staff carry out on a daily basis with the preschool youngsters also attracted praise from inspectors.

The report continued: “The quality of teaching is exceptional and staff keep their knowledge regularly updated.

“Staff provide an excellent range of highly stimulating experiences, which bring learning to life.

“This means children are exceptionally well engaged and excited to learn.”

Rydal Day Nursery can cater for up to 42 children, aged two to eight, at any one time.

To read a copy of the Ofsted report, log on to www.ofsted.gov.uk