Outstanding ranking for “remarkable” day nursery

A DAY nursery where children “thrive” in a “caring” environment is celebrating after being ranked Outstanding by Ofsted.
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Happy Kids Thrybergh

Happy Kids Thrybergh was rated Outstanding overall and in each of the categories of inspection including quality of education and leadership and management.

The Ofsted inspector found managers and staff work as “a harmonious team and are remarkable at meeting the needs of all children.”

Staff knew children well at the nursery, based at Oldgate Lane, and “build close relationships with parents from the very start.”

The inspector also noted all children “thrive” in a “calm, spacious, caring and stimulating environment” and benefited from “endless opportunities to explore and experiment indoors and outside.”

Manager Emily Atkinson said: “We are overjoyed with the outcome.

“It gave us a great sense of pride to read the comments.

“We always work hard to make our nursery outstanding but it’s an honour to get Ofsted’s top award, one which we will share with our children, parents and team.”

Area manager Michelle Cleary said, “It’s fantastic that the team has been recognised in this

way – it’s how we work together with parents that make our nurseries so special.”

Happy Kids Childcare opened its first nursery in Rotherham in East Dene in 2013 and has gone on to open four others in Clifton, Dalton, Thrybergh, and Thurcroft, all providing childcare and early education for 0-5-year-olds.

Happy Kids owner Steve Scott added: “We are delighted with Ofsted’s findings.

“It’s even more special to be recognised in our tenth anniversary year.”

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