A Northampton nursery has been praised by Ofsted as a a place where 'staff sensitively care for children's emotional and physical needs'.
The Caring Kindergartens team at Moulton Park was rated 'good' in all areas following a one day inspection in October.
The report gives a special mention to the new manager and leadership team, who 'work very well together in their commitment to continually improve the provision'.
Nursery manager Sue Strus, who has managed the nursery since January, said: “The recent Ofsted inspection was a wonderful opportunity to share this area, with the report, mentioning that ‘children enjoy exploring the particularly stimulating outdoor environment. Staff effectively use children's play outside to help them make links in their learning’.”
“The response from everyone has been phenomenal and we are really happy with our new garden and the good Ofsted report. Thank you everyone for the continued support at our very happy nursery."
In addition to this, Caring Kindergartens has a second reason to celebrate this month following a revamped garden, which has been officially opened by Coventry Rugby player Brett Daynes, whose daughter attends the nursery.
Sue, who is in charge of 65 children aged between three months and four years old, added: “After lots of fun and games in the garden over the summer, the area and certainly the grass was needing some TLC. With the ideas of the team, the children and their parents we have now updated this area."
The garden has now been fitted with AstroTurf, so the children can use the outdoors all year round.
As well as this, there is a new outdoor classroom to extend the activities the children usually choose to do indoors, along with new physical equipment, including a climbing wall, balancing beams and a rope bridge.
She adds: "The children have been really engaged in the activities and are looking forward to the next phase when we introduce a new mud kitchen, a role-play construction site and planting borders.
"The nursery has also benefited from a new video entry system.”