‘Outstanding’ rating for Whalley nursery

Staff and pupils from Whalley Pre-school which has acheived an outstanding rating from OFSTED. (s)
Staff and pupils from Whalley Pre-school which has acheived an outstanding rating from OFSTED. (s)

A Ribble Valley nursery has been declared ‘outstanding’ in its latest Ofsted report for creating “happy, settled and highly confident” children.

First Class Childcare Whalley has improved since its last inspection in 2010, when it was rated ‘good’. Ofsted praised management and staff for a desire to provide excellent care and education for the youngsters, aged between two and four.

Comments from the inspector included: “Staff ensure children have excellent opportunities to develop their own lines of thinking - knowing when to intervene and when to let children play.”