Inspectors praise improvements at nursery

Lancaster Lodge, Ely, receive a good ofsted report, staff and users, in the Muddy Kitchen.

Lancaster Lodge, Ely, receive a good ofsted report, staff and users, in the Muddy Kitchen. - Credit: Archant

Children at a nursery in Witchford are ‘confident and well prepared for learning’ according to Ofsted.

Lancaster Lodge Childcare was rated good across the board by inspectors, who praised the quality of learning and the staff.

In her report, Ofsted’s Lesley Barrett said: “Children are keen and inquisitive learners as they enjoy a wide range of activities and experiences inside and out.

“Skilful interactions from staff encourages children to become confident and critical learners. Younger children learn from older children as they watch an activity and model their actions.”

Ms Barrett also praised management at the nursery, saying leaders ‘aspired to improve’ and that staff members had a clear understanding of their responsibilities.


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The inspector said the nursery had learned from, and built on, a report issued last year, which called from improvements to be made.

In order to make the step from good to excellent, Ms Barrett said improvements needed to be made to the group story time process and to recruitment and induction procedures.

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