An Ipswich nursery has been rated Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted, meaning every inspected nursery in its group now has the rating.

Wellington Nursery on Chevallier Street, part of the Bows and Arrows Group charity, received the rating at the end of 2023 after an inspection on November 21.

Inspectors praised the "friendly" nursery for its "nurturing and caring" staff and homely atmosphere, where children flourish and develop.

The report noticed the teaching, curriculum, parental involvement, inclusivity, and morale, as well as effective safeguarding, with the nursery providing care for children aged 0 to 4.

The report means every one of the group's inspected nurseries now has an Outstanding rating.

Lauren Bell, manager of Wellington Nursery, said: "We are over the moon with the result from Ofsted and that they have recognised the incredible work and commitment that our team show on a daily basis for our children and families.

Ipswich Star: Wellington Nursery manager Lauren Bell and deputy manager Jess Girling celebrating the report.Wellington Nursery manager Lauren Bell and deputy manager Jess Girling celebrating the report. (Image: Bows and Arrows Group)

"We are incredibly proud of our team and grateful for our families who shared such incredible feedback to the inspector.

"We feel privileged to be a part of, and serve, our local community and feel proud that our commitment to high quality education and care has been recognised.

"We always strive to create an environment that is inclusive, welcoming and homely, ensuring that the children thrive and leave with happy memories.

"We are excited to continue to provide exceptional learning experiences for our children and families."

Anne Denny, CEO of Bows and Arrows Group, added: "I am absolutely delighted with the recent inspection result and with the extraordinary work being achieved across all seven nurseries.

"It’s a real pleasure to work alongside such dedicated, motivated, and highly skilled people.

"For the Bows and Arrows group this means all our nurseries which have been inspected by Ofsted are graded Outstanding, which is a notable achievement.

"It has taken a vast amount of work by educators, leaders, and trustees over several years to gain this status and we are overwhelmingly proud to stand out as exceptional early years providers."

The Bows and Arrows Group also includes Buttons and Bows NurseryWigwams NurseryLittle Learners Nursery, Forest Learners Nursery, and Children’s Triangle Nursery, all of which are based in Ipswich.