Good Result for South Tyneside Nursery

Posted by: Press Team on 12 December 2022 13:27

A South Tyneside nursery where staff go 'above and beyond' for children has been rated Good by Ofsted inspectors..

The Council-run Stanleys at Biddick Hall and Whiteleas was described by inspectors as a  'caring and friendly' place where children are 'very happy.'

The inspector found staff who were 'constantly changing and evolving how they work' to ensure children's needs are met. This includes the creation of a forest park and lending library as well as the introduction of a breakfast club as not all children have time to have breakfast before leaving home in the morning.

The report says: "Parents speak very highly of the caring and nurturing staff. They think they are knowledgeable and friendly. They feel that staff support them well and listen to their concerns, going above and beyond to help children to settle."

Jess McLaughlin is pictured with daughter Hallie with nursery manager Carole Greener and Cllr Adam Ellison
Jess McLaughlin is pictured with daughter Hallie with nursery manager Carole Greener and Cllr Adam Ellison

The inspector adds: "The manager uses funding effectively to help children make good progress. For example, staff have bought resources to strengthen children's physical skills, helping children to catch up in this area of learning."

The inspector found the nursery to be a safe place where children are well behaved and encouraged to think about others.

One parent who is a fan of the nursery is Jess McLaughlin. Her daughter Hallie, aged two, is at the nursey while her four-year-old son, Harry, left in the summer.

Jess, of Biddick Hall, said: "It's a brilliant nursery. The staff have gone above and beyond for both my children. My son is autistic and has a severe form of epilepsy and the staff there have played a big part in his journey to get him into a special school.

"I'm over the moon for the staff that they received a Good rating, it is so well deserved."

Councillor Adam Ellison, Lead Member for Children, Young People and Families, said: "Nurseries are incredibly important as they provide the building blocks on which a love of learning can be built.  

"This result shows that we are succeeding in our mission to give all our children the best start in life."


Last modified: 12 December 2022 13:36