A NURSERY has been given an outstanding rating following an inspection.

Ofsted inspectors said Clever Clogs Nursery, in Bowburn, near Durham, was outstanding in all of the four areas it assesses when they visited in August.

Sharon Lewis, nursery manager, said: “I am extremely proud of these results – our Ofsted inspector told us that leadership is exceptional and the drive for improvement is uncompromising and all staff know the children’s abilities extremely well.

“This is a testament to the hard work and dedication that each and every one of us put into our practice every single day.

“I would like to thank my wonderful staff team, who have worked very hard and work together so well.”

Inspectors praised the leadership at the nursery, as well as progress made by children and the high standard of teaching.

Nursery owner Andrea Townsley added: “It is our aim to be the best in everything we do as well as continuing to ensure that we maintain a ‘family’ atmosphere where our children are well loved and feel at home.”