Family-run outfit Toddlers-In Nursery has been rated as 'outstanding' by Ofsted.

The St Michaels-based institution was inspected in December 2023, with a report now published.

Toddlers-In was rated 'outstanding' in all four areas assessed by inspectors, having been given an overall rating of 'good' after its previous Ofsted visit.

Herts Advertiser: Toddlers-In Nursery is based at St Michaels Memorial Hall.Toddlers-In Nursery is based at St Michaels Memorial Hall. (Image: Toddlers-In Nursery)

The report stated: "Children are excited as they arrive at the friendly nursery.

"The very warm welcome they receive from staff helps them to settle and to begin learning from the outset.

"Children are keen to talk and share with their friends. For example, they show leaves they have found on the way to nursery."

Herts Advertiser: Toddlers-In Nursery was previously rated as 'Good'.Toddlers-In Nursery was previously rated as 'Good'. (Image: Toddlers-In Nursery)

The nursery's staff were also praised by the report, and the effect that they have on the children.

The report continues: "Staff are highly patient with children and give them time to complete their tasks. Children thrive on the positive praise and encouragement they receive.

"Children have a wonderful aptitude to learn. They consistently strive to achieve success.


"Staff give children time to develop their imaginations and be creative."

Dr Victoria Horsnall, the nursery's manager, described her pride at receiving the upgrade on the institution's previous report.

Herts Advertiser: I am extremely proud of this achievment and recognition.I am extremely proud of this achievment and recognition. (Image: Toddlers-In Nursery)

She said: "I am extremely proud of this achievement and recognition. I would like to thank our entire nursery community for helping us to achieve this wonderful outcome"