A pre-school has been graded as outstanding for the second time this year.
Pippin Pre-school in Stotfold was inspected by Ofsted on Monday, August 12 after previously receiving the top grade in May.
The Buttercup Road establishment, which caters for 130 early years children, came out with the highest grade in all areas.
Inspector Susan Parker wrote in the report: “Children are very motivated to learn in this extremely high quality pre-school and out of school club.
“Staff display an excellent knowledge and implementation of the learning and development requirements and they have a clear understanding of how children learn.
“The exciting, stimulating indoor and outdoor environment, full of high quality resources, supports children’s rapid progress towards the early learning goals.”
The children are confident. They talk about their activities and are proud of what they have achieved.
Staff place an emphasis on communication and because of this the youngsters have exceptionally good levels of learning and language development.
The older children are well prepared for school. They learn phonics, pencil control and the beginnings of writing.
The report continues: “Children have formed very close bonds and attachments with other children, staff and especially their key person.
“This is due to the highly skilled staff who have a detailed understanding of the individual needs of each of the children in their care.
“Key persons provide a nurturing approach which reassures children and parents when they first start.”
Children have a good awareness of personal safety and hygiene.
Additionally, every member of staff has been trained in how to safeguard children. Robust procedures are in place for when staff are employed to ensure that they are suitable to work in the pre-school.
Communication with parents is very good. The inspector said: “Highly effective partnerships between the pre-school, other settings and external agencies ensure that children’s needs are quickly identified and especially well met. Strong partnerships ensure that highly accurate information about the individual children is shared.
“This enables all parties to successfully support all children to achieve.”
To further improve the pre-school should “enhance self evaluation by extending how the views of parents, staff and children are incorporated, to assist in identifying areas for further improvement.”