Muriel Green Nursery School has been rated 'good' by Ofsted, following a recent inspection.

Inspectors from the education watchdog found that the Church Crescent establishment provides a "happy and nurturing place for children to learn".

The report says: "Children learn to become curious about the world around them through ‘discover’ and ‘do’ sessions. They question adults and each other to find out more."

Inspectors found that children ''feel safe to take risks'', which leads to them developing into "confident, independent learners".

Pupils forge 'positive relationships' with adults, trusting them to help with their learning.

It was noted that children treat other with kindness and respect and that staff adequately support children with special educational needs (SEN).

"The school has created a curriculum that enables children to develop their interest and curiosity," read the report.

"In most areas of learning, the school has set out clearly what children should learn."

However, inspectors found that the school's planning for what children should learn is "less precise", resulting in some children not learning key information and vocabulary as well as they should.

According to Ofsted: "Children are excited and interested in listening to stories. Staff foster this love of reading in children. There is a focus on using books to show children examples of real-life experiences.

"This includes, for example, going to the dentist and becoming a big brother or sister. "

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Attendance at the school is good and treated as a 'high priority' by staff. The report notes that children enjoy attending Muriel Green.

Children also partake in regular enrichment activities, such as local visits, something inspectors praised, as it fosters a community and creates a sense of belonging.

The report also found that staff are 'happy' to work at the school and that the arrangements for safeguarding are effective.