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Chief Executive, Children’s Services and his team visit First Steps – January 2016
Thank you for accommodating my visit today with Mark, Chief Executive of Children’s Services. I must say that the nursery came across very well and Mark was very impressed! Please say a big well done to all the staff as I appreciate that it can be intimidating having visitors and the Chief Executive of Children’s Services is certainly one important visitor! He noticed that all the children were happy, settled and that staff spent time playing with them. I think he thoroughly enjoyed his visit and I was pleased to be able to take him somewhere where the enthusiasm and commitment to improve is so strong! Thank you for making us so welcome. I am very pleased with the progress you have made towards the actions set and I am expecting that it continues under your new manager. The nursery looks a different place to the setting I visited back in October! All the hard work of yourself and the team is certainly paying off – keep it up!”
The children form close relationships with their key persons, who work hard to help children develop the confidence and independence they need to cope with change. This prepares children well for the next stage in their learning – Ofsted
Children of all ages are happy in this warm, welcoming nursery – Ofsted
Children enjoy daily opportunities for outdoor activities, and their physical development is supported well – Ofsted