Nursery school gets better and better

PUBLISHED: 10:29 23 January 2009 | UPDATED: 13:51 06 May 2010

A NURSERY school is just getting better and better according to inspectors from the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted). Muriel Green Nursery School, part of the St Albans children s centre in Church Crescent, was awarded the top mark of outstandi

A NURSERY school is just getting better and better according to inspectors from the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted).

Muriel Green Nursery School, part of the St Albans children's centre in Church Crescent, was awarded the top mark of outstanding in every one of the main judgement sections in its latest Ofsted report.

It is the fourth time in recent years that Ofsted inspectors have visited the nursery and each successive inspection has shown improved results on the previous one.

The report shows that both boys and girls make excellent progress as do children who find learning more difficult.

It goes on: "Children's achievement is outstanding because the excellent provision for helping them learn and develop is highly focussed on fulfilling the needs of each and every individual.

"A highly-favourable adult-to-child ratio ensures that each child has plenty of attention and staff are expert at initiating and developing their play."

Muriel Green has been running since 1940 and moved to its current premises six years ago. Head teacher Barbara Snijder said: "We're very pleased with the inspectors' assessment. It really is a tribute to the immense hard work, dedication and love put in by the staff throughout the nursery."

And chairman of governors, Andrew Freeman, added: "Official accolades are obviously important but the key test is that the children are happy here and thrive.

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