‘Little’ nursery makes big strides in report

Nursery nurses Dawn Richards, left, Carrie Knowlson, and Sammii Pearson, with some of the youngsters at Little Footsteps childrens nursery on colombus Ravine, which has received a good OFSTED report.Picture by Andrew Higgins   122105      21/05/12
Nursery nurses Dawn Richards, left, Carrie Knowlson, and Sammii Pearson, with some of the youngsters at Little Footsteps childrens nursery on colombus Ravine, which has received a good OFSTED report.Picture by Andrew Higgins 122105 21/05/12

It really is child’s play for a Scarborough nursery after receiving a good Ofsted report and acclaim for having outstanding features.

Little Footsteps Nursery, in Columbus Ravine, is celebrating after inspectors gave the facility their strong approval.

The report cited the nursery’s provision of high-quality education in the Early Years Foundation Stage.

It also lavished praise upon its management structure, which it said was integral in providing continuous improvement in youngsters’ development.

The report on the nursery, which currently has 110 children on its register, said: “Overall the provision is good because of the well organised child-friendly environment.

“The facility also has a range of excellent activities and its many outdoor activities are highly effective in promoting children’s welfare and learning.

“The nursery successfully promotes children’s good health and children have an outstanding understanding of safety.

“Children’s individual needs are met through the fully effective information sharing with parents and other professionals.

“The management team implement mainly effective strategies and systems, the staff team engage in reflective practice and ongoing professional development.”

The report, which was carried out in April, focused on the nursery’s team, which it said was consistently propelling the education of children forward.

It added: “The manager and the staff team promote children’s welfare and help them to make overall good progress in their learning and development.

“They are effective in supporting children to make good progress in their personal, social and emotional development and in progressing children’s understanding in problem solving, reasoning and numeracy.

“There is highly effective communication with parents, carers and others to support each child’s progress and partnerships with other providers are excellent and continuously improving.”