Smiley Faces Nursery rated as Outstanding

Smiley Faces

Smiley Faces Day Nursery in Thorney has been graded as “outstanding” following a recent Ofsted inspection.

“We are so very pleased to be able to share this with everyone,” said Lindsey Evans, who runs the nursery with her sister Hayley Lightfoot.

“Outstanding is the highest rating possible and one that, as a team, we have been working to achieve. We have always been so proud of the care we provide and to have this view also shared by Ofsted is fantastic.

“It’s really wonderful news; our previous reports have always been good, but this report has provided some really fantastic commentary.”

In its report Ofsted said:

– Children are treated as unique individuals at this welcoming, homely nursery

– Staff offer children very high-quality learning experiences as they have an excellent understanding of their specific learning styles and needs

– Children settle easily as they receive exceptional care and support from sensitive, intuitive staff

The nursery has been going for 17 years and was previously based at Park House in the old doctors’ surgery before moving to its current location at the entrance to Bedford Hall.

It now caters for 45 children, ranging in age from birth to 4 years. The nursery has available places and caters for 2, 3 and 4 year old funding.

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