A “remarkable” nursery in Bromley Cross has been rated as outstanding, following an unexpected visit.

Eagley School House Nursery 2 achieved this status in all areas, including the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, leadership and management, and personal development.

The inspection found that every child’s emotional needs were met, allowing children to “flourish”.

It continued: “The leader's commitment to enabling every child to be emotionally strong ensures that children flourish in this remarkable nursery. 

"The carefully designed curriculum supports children to believe in themselves as competent learners.

“Staff provide children with an emotionally supportive environment that promotes their high self-esteem from the earliest age. As a result, children are highly motivated to engage in the wide range of learning on offer.”

The report said that children demonstrated their resilience by not giving up when their learning became hard.

The nursery was also praised for its additional activities outside of the nursery that enabled them to learn more about the world.

The report said: “Children benefit from participating in a range of experiences that enrich their lives.

“For example, staff arrange trips that familiarise children with public transport.

“Children learn about similarities and differences in themselves and their community as they join in celebrations for Pride and a variety of religious festivals.”

Inspectors noted the additional support offered for those with special educational needs.

The report said: “Staff receive specialist training, where required, to support children with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

“This ensures that all children are fully included and have their needs met.”

The inspection also recognise the Mini Minds Matter programme that was set up to encourage children to look after their own health and wellbeing from the earliest age.

Nursery owner Julie Robinson was delighted that the hard work had been recognised.

She said: “It’s absolutely incredible because it was an unexpected visit.

“It reassures parents about what we are doing and staff, that they are doing a good job.

“The fact that they love the curriculum is fantastic because you don’t know how it will be viewed when you stand out a bit more with our phonics and our Mini minds Matter programme.

“It’s very rewarding for me.

“We treat each day as it comes and work as best as we can and try and make a difference to young children.

“And as long as we are doing that it’s all that matters.”

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