Saddleworth Stars are simply the best!

A SADDLEWORTH nursery is living up to its aim of providing the best for its children as it has been rated outstanding by Ofsted again.

Saddleworth Stars nursery, at Scouthead, was deemed to be outstanding in all areas in its inspection in July.

“Your child deserves the best. We provide it,” the nursery says of its care for children aged three months to five years old – which was confirmed by the glowing report following the Ofsted inspector’s visit.

It rates them outstanding for effectiveness of leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning and assessment, personal development behaviour and welfare, and outcomes for children.

The report says: “The manager, together with exceptional support from the providers and staff team, works tirelessly to develop and maintain a first-rate service for all children and families.

“The manager actively engages in developing highly effective improvement plans to help maintain the excellent quality of teaching and learning outcomes for all children.

“Staff provide children with wonderful opportunities to explore the world around them. Children enjoy an extensive range of activities and experiences.

“Children flourish in this highly stimulating environment. They are extremely happy, settle quickly and form extremely strong attachments to their key person and all staff.

“Partnerships with parents are superb. Parents are provided with a wealth of information about children’s learning and development and the progress they make. They are exceptionally well supported to help support children’s learning at home.”

The nursery, which opened five years ago, was also rated outstanding following its inspection in 2016.

Nursery manager Kim Ratcliffe has more than 19 years’ experience and every member of the team is passionate and experienced in Early Years education.

Owners Raf and Tory Fernandez said: “We enjoyed an opportunity to show inspectors our amazing nursery.

“Once again, they were hugely impressed and awarded us the highest status possible It is quite easily the best report I have ever seen for a nursery.

“We thank all our wonderful staff, our parents and our children – the reason we all do what we do. Each and every one of you is a bright shining STAR!”

Visit Saddleworth Stars at 1193 Huddersfield Road, Scouthead, Saddleworth, OL4 4AG or find out more on their website:

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