A NURSERY in Gomersal has retained its Good rating following a recent Ofsted inspection.

Latham Lane Playgroup, based in Oxford Road, was praised for “committed and enthusiastic” team of staff.

The report said: “Staff provide a good range of stimulating and challenging activities in a welcoming, safe and accessible environment.

"This contributes to children's good progress and helps them to develop essential skills and good behaviour required for their future move to school.

“Children are settled and have secure emotional attachments to staff. They show good levels of confidence and independence.

“The staff team are well established, committed and enthusiastic and they work well together.

"They model and encourage respectful and positive relationships. Children are very sociable and behave well.

"Staff effectively help to promote children's physical well-being. They encourage parents to promote healthy eating; children recognise and talk about the healthy food items in their lunch boxes.

"Children also help to grow fruit and vegetables, such as tomatoes and strawberries. Children thoroughly enjoy indoor and outdoor physical activity."

To become Outstanding, it was told to improve communication between parents and their child's key person, and strengthen partnerships with other providers.