A Newport nursery is celebrating a champagne moment after receiving a glowing report from Ofsted.
Butterflies Day Nursery, on St Mary Street, was ranked either ‘oustanding’ or ‘good’ in all 17 areas covered by the report.
The education regulator looks at things such as the safety of the children, management and communication with parents.
And managers Jo Grundy and Sharon Evendon were delighted with the inspection outcome.
“We’ve worked hard for this,” said Mrs Grundy.
“We’ve had good reports before but Ofsted have increased the number of aspects that they are looking at so this was a bit different.
“We’ve always had high standards here and it’s just about keeping those up.
“It’s onwards and upwards from here.”
The report commented on Butterflies’ welcoming and well-organised environment.
It also praised the wide range of resources and play materials available to the children.
The Inspector wrote: “The setting is wholly inclusive and all children and parents are valued and included.
“The staff are aware of all the individual children’s needs and partnerships with parents and the community are outstanding.”
Nursery Manager Mrs Evendon payed tribute to the work of the nursery’s 10-strong team.
She added: “We really appreciate the contribution made by all the team in helping us achieve this excellent result.
“Our staff work hard to plan activities to meet the needs of the children and this is reflected in the report.”
Refusing to rest on their laurels, the nursery, which celebrates its fifth birthday in May, is looking at how it can improve.
Work is currently ongoing on a new play area at the back of the building. Plans are also afoot for a new garden area where the children can learn about plants.
And there could be a new after-school club in the pipeline for Moorfield pupils up to the age of 11.
Anyone interested in sending their child to the club can contact Butterflies on 01952 813302 to register their interest.