Children’s centre first in Rotherham to go gold

A ROTHERHAM children’s centre and nursery has become the first in the borough to achieve the highly-acclaimed Rotherham Charter Gold accreditation.

The Arnold Centre, based at Herringthorpe, has been judged “outstanding” in its last three OFSTED inspections and is now the first early years centre in Rotherham to gain Rotherham Charter Gold status.

The Rotherham Charter asks Rotherham schools and other services to commit to care for and work with parents and children.

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Staff at the Arnold Centre have been working towards this accreditation over a two year period, led by special educational needs and disabilities co-ordinator (SENDCO), Vicki Dawson. 

Head of Centre Anne Anderson said: “We are absolutely delighted to be the first children's centre and early years setting in Rotherham to receive Charter Gold.

“We pride ourselves on our inclusive nature and we know that our families really value the work we do, the welcome they and their children receive at the centre every day and the expertise and knowledge staff use to achieve the best outcomes for all children.

“We will be inviting all our children and families to help us celebrate this wonderful achievement in the summer term when we are planning a big celebration day.”