A nursery in Rugby has been awarded its second outstanding grade from Ofsted.
Already finalists for several national awards in recent years, staff, parents and children at Daisykins are celebrating the rating by education inspectors.
Nursery manager Kelly Hibberd said: “It was so much harder to secure our latest outstanding, as Ofsted has recently made the inspection process far tougher to achieve.
“Every area of the inspection had to be of an exemplary standard, and development plans were also scrutinised to ensure we continue our progression into the future.”
Daisykins Nursery was registered in 2002 and operates from a large Victorian house in Whitehall Road.
Inspectors said were particularly impressed by the unique narrative development project in which children worked together with practitioners support, to develop lively and engaging stories.
The book, called The Story of Sad Steve, was then professionally printed and given to the children as a Christmas present to celebrate their achievement.
Ofsted inspector Carol Johnson praised staff and youngsters in the report.
She said: “Staff put children at the centre of everything they do.
“They know the children in their care really well and accurately judge when they need support.”
The report said children are confident, independent and unmistakably enjoy their time at the nursery.
It stated: “The nursery is led by an energetic, highly motivated and extremely enthusiastic management team who embrace the process of self-evaluation and demonstrate a dynamic approach towards continuous improvement.”
Messages have been left on the nursery’s Facebook page, including one from Nina Godfrey, who said the establishment deserved the achievement.
“Many congratulations to every single one of you,” she said.
“Keep up the good work.”
Staff said they are all ecstatic about the achievement and positive feedback.
Kelly said: “I wish to thank practitioners and parents for working together over the last few years to make our second outstanding achievement possible.”