Nursery gets top marks

ALL SMILES From left, Rebecca Kivlin, Debbie Lyons, Honey Hillage, Anais Barley, Molly Buck, Angela Joy, Callum Ghesuda and Karen Crowe at Langstone Community Nursery.    Picture: Allan Hutchings (110447-385)
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A NURSERY where spontaneity is the spice of life has won its second outstanding Ofsted grade in a row.

Langstone Community Nursery in Copnor gained top marks in every single category, ranging from child safety and achievement to senior leadership.

The nursery, which was The Stacey Pre-school before it moved to its current home at Langstone Infant School, made a strong impression during a surprise Ofsted visit.

Inspector Christine Clint reported: ‘All staff show an excellent knowledge and awareness of children’s capabilities and there is very proactive teamwork to promote and stimulate children’s learning through play.’

Debbie Lyons, nursery manager, added: ‘I’m absolutely thrilled. Our team has been together a long time and everyone contributes individual strengths. We all work so hard, constantly assessing what we are doing and changing things to keep the children involved and enthusiastic. There’s a lot of spontaneity in our nursery, so we do sometimes all break into song, or go outdoors to play and investigate puddles in the rain.

‘Against a backdrop of routine there is a lot of diversity and change.’