THERE were beaming smiles all over at this Poulton Nursery as it received top marks from education inspectors Ofsted.
Happy Days Childcare on Carr Head Lane was visited by Ofsted inspectors at the beginning of the month, and staff were delighted at their findings.
Every aspect of the nursery’s provision was classified as outstanding, and praise was heaped on the efforts of staff and the experience the children have in the centre.
In her report, inspector Sandra Williams wrote: “Children benefit greatly from attending this vibrant, stimulating and friendly nursery.
“All children have excellent opportunities to adopt healthy lifestyles and enjoy fresh air and exercise, as they freely access the wonderful outdoor play areas.
“The extremely professional and motivated management and staff group make sure that children’s safety, welfare and learning is promoted to an excellent standard.
“Managers and staff have a commitment to excellence and are constantly self-evaluating their practice to maintain their high standards and continuous developments.”
The nursery takes children aged from three months to five years and is now planning a fun day to celebrate the glowing report.
Staff have also pledged to continue to try and improve the service to children and parents.
Sara Beardall, manager of the nursery, said: “We are delighted with our outstanding inspection, and very proud of our staff, children and parents.
“We are the first nursery to achieve this in Poulton and believe two other nurseries on the Fylde coast have achieved this level. “We have lots of exciting things planned, and will continue to evaluate the services we offer to makes sure we remain outstanding.
“Happy Days works hard to achieve the best affordable child care provision for all the children who come here.
“We feel this is a testament to our commitment and the commitment from every member of our team.
“We are all passionate about the children we care for at Happy Days and we think that is reflected in the report.”