A BOURNEMOUTH company is celebrating after receiving its sixth outstanding Ofsted inspection across its four nurseries.

Kids Love Nature Kindergartens achieved the latest rating at its Lytchett Minster setting.

This is the Bournemouth based companies sixth inspection across their four Dorset and Hampshire sites with each one being graded as Outstanding.

The accolade for the Lytchett Minster site follows the nursery being awarded ‘Top 20 Day Nursery in the South West’ in both 2020 and 2021.

The inspector said: “Children thrive in this exceptional nursery and have a positive approach to their learning experiences.

“Staff fully respect, welcome and celebrate every child's unique characteristics and personality. They have wonderfully nurturing relationships with children.”

Based in the former Victorian primary school in Lytchett Minster, the kindergarten offers places for nine months to five-year-olds from 7:45am to 6pm throughout the year.

The children’s learning experiences include helping the kindergarten gardener sow, nurture and harvest fruit and vegetables.

These are then brought to the kindergarten cook to make the children’s healthy, nutritious meals.

The inspector added: “Every aspect of the day is a learning opportunity. Children have a can-do attitude and show high levels of perseverance. The environment provides a wealth of learning opportunities.

“Staff help children to gain excellent understanding of the natural world. They use opportunities to help children develop excellent literacy, communication and language skills.

“Children visit the pond at the allotments and observe creatures that they find. They use information sheets to learn about the different animals they can expect in the pond.”

Manager Georgia Hulls said: “We are so pleased Ofsted has recognised the hard work and dedication of every member of our team in making the children’s early years experiences exciting, imaginative and fun. We love what we do.”

Kids Love Nature was set up by Alex Shepherd and Ben Walliman in 2012 and the company also has kindergartens based at Avon Heath Country Park, Lymington and Marwell Zoo.