A BASINGSTOKE nursery is celebrating after receiving its first Ofsted report in which the results were ‘good’.

Daisy Chain Nursery, in Carpenter’s Down, received ‘good’ in three out of the four categories that inspectors are looking for, and achieved an ‘outstanding’ rating in the the personal development, behaviour and welfare category.

The inspection, which was carried out on September 4, gave an overall rating of ‘good’ to the nursery, which has 74 children aged zero to five-years-old.

The report read: “Inclusion is at the heart of the nursery’s ethos and children flourish emotionally in this homely and nurturing environment.

“Exemplary partnerships with parents promote excellent continuity of care between home and the nursery. For example, key staff use information gathered at home visits very effectively to help new children settle quickly into nursery life.”

The nursery was also praised for its ability to involve and help children with special educational needs or disabilities, helping them to attain a wide range of skills that helps them for when they start school.

Inspectors said pre-school children were able to demonstrate skill in maths and literacy.

The staff were given special mention in the report, which recognised their ability to teach and relate to the children. The report read: “Staff make use of their qualifications, experience and training to support children’s learning effectively. For example, staff clearly model language to a group of toddlers during a focused language game.

“Staff support children’s mathematical development very well. For example, they encourage older children to describe the size of the acorns they have found and help them to arrange them into size.

“Staff enrich children’s understanding of the world and local community in inspiring ways. For example, children enjoy the company of senior citizens from a local care home and enjoy trips to the library on the bus.”

In order to achieve an overall ‘outstanding’ rating, inspectors said the nursery will need to provide more of an activity area outdoors and there was a need to enhance monitoring systems for staff performance to allow them to improve their teaching.