Nursery now outstanding

Children at Portsdown Primary School nursery with staff and parents lead by school headteacher Irene Baldry (centre),.  Picture: Ian Hargreaves (150546-3)
Children at Portsdown Primary School nursery with staff and parents lead by school headteacher Irene Baldry (centre),. Picture: Ian Hargreaves (150546-3)
Stuart Burnham with 12-year-old Andrew Impey and his mum, Kirstine Burnham   Picture: Habibur Rahman

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HARD work has paid off at Portsdown Primary School Nursery, which has been classed ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

The nursery was determined to improve after getting ‘satisfactory’ in its last inspection.

Headteacher Irene Baldry said: ‘We are completely overwhelmed and thrilled to bits.

‘We’ve worked really hard as the last report required improvements and we’ve come a long way since then.

‘It’s great recognition for the hard work and dedication from staff, as well as the support from the parents who have been behind us 100 per cent.

‘We’ve concentrated on safeguarding and the standard of care, as well as introducing workshops for parents to come in and work alongside the key workers to learn about care, safety and how to play.’

Special assemblies were held for both morning and afternoon children.

Irene said: ‘The parents were invited in to enjoy tea, coffee and a big cake which had outstanding and our school logo on it.

‘It was a fun day of celebrating with workshops and making funny face masks.’