Nursery is praised in Ofsted inspection

The University of Portsmouth has improved in ranking

University of Portsmouth rises five places in guide on excellence

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A DAY nursery where staff were praised for being ‘good role models’ has been awarded an outstanding Ofsted rating.

Portsea Day Nursery, in Union Street, was given the highest possible rating in 14 out of 17 categories including effective leadership, children making a positive contribution and engagement with parents. It was graded ‘good’ in remaining categories.

The nursery, which has 50 children under eight on its roll, received the glowing report after an inspection on February 8. Inspector Alison Kaplonek said: ‘Children are extremely well supported and overall their individual needs are very effectively met.

‘Extremely committed management and hard-working staff ensure continual improvements are made in every aspect of children’s care and learning.’

She added: ‘Children who find it more difficult to concentrate or interact are provided with excellent support from staff who are good role models.’

Portsea Community Day Nursery is in the grounds of St George’s Beneficial School.

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