Ofsted inspectors grade Hand in Hand nursery in Ramsgate as Outstanding

Hand in Hand nursery has been graded as Outstanding

A Ramsgate nursery has received a glowing report and an Outstanding grading from Ofsted inspectors.

Hand in Hand nursery, based at Newlands Children’s Centre and run by the Thanet Early Years Project was visited by an inspector from the education watchdog on February 15.

A previous inspection in 2015 resulted in a Good grading.

The report following the visit highlights “inspiring leadership” and says: “The manager is passionate about providing children with an imaginative nursery environment where their learning is given the utmost priority.”

Staff are praised for being “incredibly skilled at supporting children to settle at nursery and help them manage their feelings.”

The children, aged up to four, are also praised as being “extremely independent”  and enjoying investigating and problem solving.

The inspector added: “Children are exceedingly happy and demonstrate excellent manners and appropriate behaviour.”

​The report also notes that Hand in Hand uses additional funding “very effectively to support children to expand their communication and language skills further” and that the nursery is “a safe, secure and highly stimulating environment that promotes children’s learning to the highest level.”

The nursery has 73 children on the roll and 12 staff.

To find out about places contact Vicky on 03000 420994 or email teyp01@kent.gov.uk

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