A DUDLEY nursery is celebrating after securing an Outstanding Ofsted rating praising the setting.

Busy Bees on Manderson Close has been given the top rating following an inspection in September.

A report praises the quality of care and education offered by the ‘highly effective’ and ‘passionately committed’ staff.

Katie Pearson, Centre Director of Busy Bees Dudley, said: “We are thrilled to secure an Outstanding Ofsted rating.

"Our team are dedicated and committed to providing the best start in life for all our children and to ensure they are provided with the highest quality of care and learning opportunities.”

The Ofsted report praised the centre's management, noting that leaders had ‘built a wonderful environment where staff encourage children to be who they want to be’ and children’s individuality and creativity are nurtured.

The report states: "Leaders and staff are passionately committed to providing the highest quality of care and learning experiences for children.

"The rich and meaningful curriculum builds on what children already know and can do.

"Staff are highly effective at implementing their learning intentions during planned activities."

It goes on to say that "children demonstrate remarkable concentration and resilience.

"Staff encourage children to persevere with tasks they find tricky and enthusiastically praise them when they succeed."

The report recognised the centre's strong partnerships with parents, highlighting their importance in supporting children's learning and development.

It also praised its high standard of cleanliness, hygiene, and safety measures.

The report states that parents speak ‘extremely highly’ of the nursery and staff, and ‘clearly attribute the children’s learning to the time they spend in the nursery’.

The nursery takes children aged 0-4 and is open from 7.30am till 6pm Monday to Friday all year round.