A NURSERY has celebrated being awarded a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating in all categories.

Kings Castle Montessori School, in Saxonbury Road, Tuckton, was awarded the grade after an inspection, which found that the nursery had a ‘warm and welcoming atmosphere’.

The report said that the nursery’s curriculum was ‘ambitious’ and that it ‘flows seamlessly from room to room to continuously build on what children already know and need to learn next’.

It praised the staff, saying they ‘promote children’s independence and behaviour well’.

The report said: “There are very close attachments between the key staff and their children and between other staff.

“This means that children settle quickly and have the confidence to explore their environment under the watchful eye of familiar staff that they trust.”

It added: “Staff manage transitions well to ensure children are ready emotionally and developmentally before they move on to the next age/stage room in the nursery.

“Children relish new challenges and have a positive attitude to learning.”

The report also found that staff training has a positive impact on children’s experiences, and that safeguarding arrangements were ‘effective’.

Staff also said they 'feel valued and supported'.

To improve, the inspector said the nursery should ‘provide toddlers and pre-school children with more staff interactions to extend their learning and engagement in activities further’.

Mandy Preston, manager at the nursery, said: “I am absolutely thrilled to receive a Good Ofsted inspection in all areas, and I am extremely proud of the dedicated, passionate, and hard-working team at Kings Castle Montessori School.

“This is testament to them and everything they do every day with the children in our care and I feel extremely privileged to be at the helm of this magnificent school.

“We will continue to develop and very much look forward to continuing our work with the children in their very important early years education.”

The nursery has 68 places in total, with 161 children on the roll and 40 members of staff. The inspection was carried out on September 20.

It follows the Montessori philosophy of education, after Maria Montessori.