Standards rise as Fareham nursery is deemed to be outstanding

ALL SMILES Children and staff celebrate at Jumping Jacks Nursery in Fareham following its recent outstanding Ofsted. 'Picture: Ian Hargreaves  (131844-1)
ALL SMILES Children and staff celebrate at Jumping Jacks Nursery in Fareham following its recent outstanding Ofsted. 'Picture: Ian Hargreaves (131844-1)
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INSPECTORS have praised staff at a Fareham nursery for helping children to flourish.

Jumping Jacks at St Jude’s Catholic Primary School in Bishopsfield Road has been rated outstanding by Ofsted across the board. It is a big step up from the previous inspection when the nursery was rated good by inspectors.

They said children enjoy learning and achieve extremely well in relation to their starting points.

They feel extremely safe, secure and happy in the nursery and arrangements for keeping the children safe are robust.

Inspectors also said that the children benefit from the successful partnership between the staff and parents.

Anna Wright, treasurer at the nursery, said: ‘We’re excited and pleased that all our hard work and dedication has paid off and that Ofsted recognised it.

‘The children are always happy to come in.

‘The parents love the fact that the children are eager to come in.

‘Sometimes they don’t want to go home.

‘It’s always nice that the children are enjoying their time with us. They achieve well when they are with us so that’s good. They are a lovely bunch.’

Mrs Wright praised the staff at the nursery for their dedication.

‘The staff work incredibly hard,’ she added.

‘The manager is brilliant and puts 100 per cent in all the time.

‘That’s what makes us outstanding – that we continue to try and improve things here.

‘We’re always trying to do something different.’

Meanwhile, staff at the nursery are striving to improve standards and hope to do more work with the children outdoors.

‘Our action plan at the moment is to develop the work outside,’ added Mrs Wright.

‘We keep adding to the resources and we just put some things out to keep the children’s interests up.

‘Some children learn better outside than inside.

‘If we know that they prefer to learn outside then we plan for that group of children to go outside.’