Doncaster school nursery wins Ofsted plaudits

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The Little Learners day nursery, which is part of Doncaster Deaf Trust, is celebrating an ‘outstanding’ Ofsted report.

Ofsted visited Little Learners in January to judge how its early years’ provision met the needs and well-being of the range of children attending, as well as the effectiveness of the nursery’s leadership and management.

Inspectors recognised the ‘exceptional’ quality of teaching - ‘particularly in relation to those children who have complex needs’, as well as ‘enthusiastic and knowledgable’ staff who give the ‘utmost priority to children’s health and well-being’.

Describing the nursery as ‘exciting, stimulating and extremely well-organised’, the report also highlighted strengths including the ‘rich language and communication support’ on offer, enabling ‘even children who have development delays when they start’, to ‘quickly make rapid progress’.

Inspectors also noted and praised ‘inspirational leadership’, ‘extremely high’ staff morale levels and a ‘can-do attitude’ from the management team which was ‘highly visible throughout the nursery’.

Manager Natalie Marsh said said they were thrilled by the results and “this demonstrates our dedicated team of experienced professionals at the nursery is providing excellent individual care and quality education for babies and children.

“We really do offer a unique communication experience for deaf and hearing children, within safe, secure and caring surroundings.”