A TIDWORTH nursery has been rated ‘good’ following an Ofsted report.

Paddington Playstation Day Nursery in Station Road, Tidworth, was handed the rating following an inspection on January 16.

The report, which was published on Monday, February 5, sees the school maintain its previous ‘good’ rating which it was handed in May 2018.

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Staff have been praised in the report for their strong relationships with the children, it continues: “Staff know the children well. They seek information from parents about what their child can already do before they start nursery and build on this.”

Inspectors also noted that staff “carefully observe the children's interests and progress and use this information to plan a varied and interesting curriculum that covers all areas of learning.”

“Children and staff have warm relationships, and the key-person system is effective. Staff quickly build a rapport with babies and offer plenty of cuddles and support for new starters.”: the report continues which it notes ensures a ‘really strong emotional bond’ with children.

Safeguarding arrangements are also noted to be effective, with “an open and positive culture that puts children’s interests first”.

However, inspectors have noted that staff interactions could be ‘extended’ to provide more consistent support for children to ‘engage fully in their learning’ as well as “enhance staff’s understanding of how to acknowledge and value the diverse nature of the children attending, including those who are learning English as an additional language.”

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Paddington Playstation Day Nursery is owned by the charity TNB Garrison Early Years and Play, which provides affordable childcare and education for children aged three months to 12 years old. 

Sarah Hawkins, executive coordinator for the charity, said: “We are thrilled with Paddington Playstation Day Nursery’s report and grading.

"The report is a testament to the team’s hard work, dedication and the great work they do daily to support the children and their families.

"The trustees and I are very grateful to the team for their ongoing efforts to make the nursery such a special place in the community.”