THE nursery at Middlesbrough College's Kirby campus has been awarded a five-star Tees Valley Food Hygiene award.

Nursery cook Maureen Ridsdale received the award in recognition of the kitchen's standards of hygiene.

The nursery caters for up to 30 children and the kitchen produces a wide range of fresh, healthy meals, such as spaghetti bolognese and vegetable soup. Children are served fruit at least twice a day and the kitchen provides meals to suit a variety of cultural and dietary requirements.