Winchester day nursery rated one of the best in the country
Inspirational teaching and a passionate and committed staff team at Maples Day Nursery in Winchester have made it one of the best in the country.
The day nursery in Hatherley Road, has just been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted - which is achieved by only 15 per cent of all English early years providers – sparking celebrations amongst children, staff and parents.
Sarah Gibson, Maples Day Nursery Manager, said:
“I have the best possible team of dedicated and talented colleagues working closely with supportive and enthusiastic parents to give each and every child the best possible start in life. This team work over many years has made this nursery outstanding; that Ofsted has made it official is absolutely wonderful,” she said.
In a glowing report, the Ofsted inspectors said staff have superb knowledge of their children’s interests; are well qualified and experienced; establish exceptionally strong relationships at every level, and described the quality of teaching at Maples as inspirational.
“Children are highly independent and inquisitive learners. They relish opportunities to lead their own play and explore their ideas in the well-resourced and vibrant learning environment, both inside and out. They develop exceptionally high levels of confidence and self-esteem and are extremely well prepared for starting school,” they said.
The highlight of celebrations will take place at the nursery on Saturday 10th June when Maples staff team and parents stage a fete for local families.