The nursery at Whitmore Reans Children's Centre has been given top marks by inspectors from Ofsted.

They visited the centre last month and found its Early Years provision to be "outstanding" across the board.

Awarding the highest possible grade in all 3 categories - how well provision meets the needs of the children and contributes to their well being and the effectiveness of the leadership and management - inspectors concluded that "children make excellent progress in their learning and development".

Ofsted praised the "forward thinking and inspirational" management team in the nursery, who lead a group of staff who are "enthusiastic and totally dedicated to providing high quality learning experiences", and found the children to be "exceptionally well safeguarded".

Inspectors also found the nursery itself to "provide a warm, family environment" that the children thrive in, and said youngsters are well supported when they move between rooms or onto school for the first time.

It maintains the outstanding rating Whitmore Reans' Early Years provision achieved in its last inspection in 2012, and Councillor Val Gibson, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: "This is tremendous news and testament to the hard work of the team at Whitmore Reans Children's Centre.

"Giving our children the best possible start in life is a key priority for the council, as it strengthens families and improves the life chances of young people."

  • released: Monday 24 August, 2015