‘Outstanding’ Fleckney nursery is praised by inspectors

Longfield Kindergarten, near Fleckney, has been awarded an 'outstanding' rating by Ofsted
Longfield Kindergarten, near Fleckney, has been awarded an 'outstanding' rating by Ofsted

Children, staff and parents at the farm-based Longfield Kindergarten near Fleckney are celebrating after they were awarded an ‘outstanding’ rating by Ofsted following a recent inspection.

In their report, the inspector said: “The quality of teaching is outstanding at this exemplary kindergarten.

“Teaching inspires children to become highly motivated and independent learners.

“Staff use the outdoor areas creatively to engage children in their learning and encourage independent exploration in a very exciting environment.

“Children develop excellent self-help skills, are very self-assured and demonstrate high levels of self-discipline and independence.

To improve further, inspectors said the nursery should enhance children’s communication skills.

Director Janette Bale said: “We are all thrilled with this wonderful report which recognises the hard work and passion that we put into our unique setting”