Moorthorpe toddlers celebrate Ofsted success

St Peter's & St Paul's pre school in Moorthorpe has got a good Ofsted report.'Children with staff and local councillors.
St Peter's & St Paul's pre school in Moorthorpe has got a good Ofsted report.'Children with staff and local councillors.

Toddlers and staff at St Peter’s and St Paul’s Pre-School in Moorthorpe are celebrating after a successful Ofsted inspection.

The nursery – provided by South Kirkby and Moorthrope Town Council – was judged to be good in all areas assessed during a visit in January.

Inspectors rated the nursery ‘good’ for meeting the children’s needs, its contribution to their wellbeing and the effectiveness of leadership.

Dawn Pycroft, manager, said: “It is fantastic news to get a successful Ofsted - we’re all really happy with it.

“The assessment criteria has changed so we’re happy to get judged as good and it is acknowledgement for all the hard work of the staff.”

Inspectors praised the staff’s work and said they provide a “well-planned, interesting and challenging environment.”

The report said: “Children’s emotional wellbeing is fostered through warm and positive interaction from staff.

“New children settle quickly as staff support them well and develop positive relationships with them.”

The nursery was also praised for its outdoor facilities.

The report added: “Children benefit from physical activities outdoors. For example, they take turns to ride on scooters and bikes.”

Inspectors said the site was not judged as ‘outstanding’ because children were not fully supported during their transition from pre-school to school.

They also said the nursery’s systems for monitoring staff performance were not sharply focussed enough to ensure that children’s achievements are raised to the highest levels.