A Mansfield nursery is celebrating its inaugural year after being handed top marks by school inspectors.
Cedar House Day Nursery was given an ‘outstanding’ rating across the board following a visit by inspectors last month.
That included how it meets the needs of the children, their well being, and the effectiveness of the leadership and management.
The nursery on Ransom Wood Business Park only registered last year, but its 11-strong staff were praised for their excellent understanding , providing a ‘rich, stimulating and extensive range of resources and activities’’ for the 69 registered children, as well as maintaining high standards.
The nursery, which caters for children up to five, is deemed to have excellent communication with parents, and an outdoor learning area that is ‘exceptionally inspiring’ as a natural learning environment.
The inspector who visited spent time observing activities the playrooms and other outdoor areas, and spoke to children, staff, the owners and parents.
Director of the nursery, Steve Doubtfire said: “Getting an outstanding judgement is really tough especially for a new setting.
“Ofsted say in their guidance that it is unlikely that any new provision will achieve an inspection grade of outstanding because they won’t be able to demonstrate how much progress children have made.
“This makes the result even more meaningful and acknowledges Cedar House as a very special nursery.”
Fellow director Christine Doubtfire added: “Steve and I are so proud of Michelle Edge (manager) and our amazing team of staff who are doing such a fantastic job.
“It’s great to see their achievements being recognised in this way.”