Nursery rated outstanding

A SHEFFIELD nursery has become the first pre-school in the city to be rated outstanding by inspectors after serving its community for more than 25 years.

St Thomas’ Church Nursery on Nairn Street in Crookes was found to have highly effective staff and pupils who were developing their literacy and numeracy skills rapidly.

Nursery manager Helen Ward said: “Not only is this a great achievement for our staff, parents and children, but also for the local education authority,” she said.

“Our nursery will now become part of a national list of outstanding providers published each year by Ofsted.”

The inspection team found that staff planned activities which supported children’s individual learning and developmental needs.