CHESHIRE Day Nursery in Winwick has been given the thumbs up after it was rated outstanding in its latest Ofsted inspection.

The Hollins Drive site, which was previously rated good, achieved the prestigious result in all areas, including effectiveness of leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, behaviour and welfare and outcomes for children.

The Ofsted report praised the way the nursery staff got children involved with activities.

It read: “There is a vibrant buzz about the nursery.

“All children are highly engaged playing with the vast array of activities and equipment available both indoors and outdoors.

“In addition, children attend yoga classes, French lessons and sports coaching sessions.

“Staff are excellent role models. For example, they are nurturing, considerate and respectful to children.

“Children mirror their behaviour and are considerate and respectful to each other.

“They benefit greatly from extremely positive and caring relationships with other children and adults.”

In particular, the Ofsted inspector highlighted how staff encouraged children to chart how many glasses of water they have consumed on hot days, supporting healthy living.

During the inspection, the inspector observed activities and nursery teachers, spoke to both staff and children and asked parents for their views.

The report continued: “The experienced and passionate leaders use rigorous performance management to identify staff members’ strengths and areas for development.

“Various training opportunities are provided to build on staff skills and interests.

“For example, staff are encouraged to gain forest school and first-aid outdoors qualifications.”

In order for the day nursery to improve, Ofsted said the site should continue to develop ways of enhancing the support for children.