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Celebrations for ‘outstanding’ Kingsway Childcare

East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s Kingsway Childcare nursery at Goole is celebrating after being described as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted following its latest inspection.

The childcare setting, based at Kingsway Children’s Centre, had previously been graded as ‘good’ but is now judged to be outstanding in all areas, including the overall quality and standard of the early years provision. Ofsted inspectors praise daycare manager Aimi Wardle as ‘highly dedicated’ and say the quality of teaching, learning and assessment is outstanding.

The inspectors say that children develop exceptional literacy skills, and superb mathematical understanding, demonstrating high levels of pride in their achievements.

The report says that all children, including those with special educational needs or disabilities, make rapid progress.    The children demonstrate extremely high levels of confidence and settle in quickly.

The nursery’s partnership with parents is described as remarkable.

“Parents are extremely complimentary about the quality of care their children receive,”  the report says.

“They attend termly stay-and-play sessions and are invited to meet with their child’s key person to review their child’s progress. Parents are provided with home learning bags to continue children’s learning at home.”

Aimi Wardle said:   “We are absolutely delighted with the outcome;  myself and the staff team have worked exceptionally hard over the last four years to ensure that we are providing the children in our care with a solid foundation for future learning.  The report recognises many of our strengths and the feedback we received from the inspector was incredible; we are all extremely proud. ”

Councillor Julie Abraham, portfolio holder for children, young people and education, said:  “What a fantastic report on this outstanding childcare provider.

“The staff at Kingsway Childcare are clearly setting strong foundations for its children to be ready for school and to be able to make the sort of social relationships with others that will make them effective and resilient learners throughout their education.   Well done to all.”

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