Ofsted says Barrow is outstanding

Chidlren and staff at FCCC Barrow Nursery celebrating their Ofsted 'outstanding' status. (s)
Chidlren and staff at FCCC Barrow Nursery celebrating their Ofsted 'outstanding' status. (s)

Children and staff from FCCC Barrow nursery are celebrating after their recent visit from the Ofsted inspector, who rated them “Outstanding”.

The pre-school provision is run by local family business First Class Childcare, who’s MD Andrew Clifford commented: “FCCC has strived for this accomplishment for the past 30 years and we are elated by this news. I am immensely proud and would like to thank the Barrow Nursery team as well as our wonderful parents who continue to support us.”

Quotes from the Ofsted report include that the “leadership is inspirational, quality of teaching is excellent and Children are highly motivated, eager to learn and make exceptional progress.”

Mr Clifford continued: “Gaining the recognition to go from “Good” to “Outstanding” has been a real achievement. The report is the culmination of the hard work, dedication and passion of all the team at First Class Childcare to provide the very best early years experience for our children and families. This is a fantastic achievement for the entire group, and, as reflected in the report, the children’s learning and development has always been our main priority.

“We are very proud but are not resting on our laurels and we have plans to further improve our setting over the coming months.”