A pre-school has been hailed as outstanding after an Ofsted inspection.
St Peter and St Paul Pre-school in Syston, was graded outstanding in all aspects of the report improving its overall rating from good following its last inspection in December 2008.
Inspector Jacky Kirk commented: “Teaching is outstanding, and underpinned by an excellent understanding of how children learn. Activities are carefully matched to challenge and support children’s next steps of development. Consequently, children develop the skills they need for starting school.
She added: “Successful partnerships with parents, child minders, and children’s extended family help to create an atmosphere where children feel nurtured and secure. All individuals are enthusiastically involved in the children’s learning at pre-school and at home.”
Pre-school manager Della Holly said: “I’m extremely proud of my team for their commitment and support over the years. It’s a double celebration as the preschool will be entering its 50th year in 2016.”
The pre-school is fundraising for an extension to provide more space to support children’s individual needs.