A NURSERY in Little Horton has been rated Good in its first Ofsted inspection.

Horton Green Day Nursery, in Little Horton Lane, was praised for its”strong partnerships” with parents.

The report said: “The dedicated and ambitious management team evaluates the quality of the nursery regularly.

“They seek feedback and incorporate the views of parents, children and staff in the nursery development plans.

“Children’s progress is methodically monitored and used to identify any gaps in their learning.

“External support is quickly sought for children where required. Staff continue to work closely with those other professionals to ensure children receive the individual support they need.

“Children make good rates of progress and any gaps in their development begin to close quickly.

“Partnerships with parents are strong. Staff regularly share detailed information about children’s learning with parents and together they plan children’s next step learning targets.

“Staff plan a welcoming environment where children are free to explore and have their own ideas in play.

“Children confidently explore the well-resourced indoor and outdoor play areas. Staff are skilled at sensitively supporting older children as they build climbing frames using ladders and car tyres, for example.

“Children who speak English as an additional language are very well supported and make very good rates of progress in their communication and language development.”

To become Outstanding, the nursery was told to support children’s communication skills better during outdoor play, and continue to implement new arrangements for staff to monitor and evaluate practice.