Clever Clogs News

Outstanding grade from Ofsted

Posted: Friday 11th January


Clever Clogs Nursery in Durham received the highest grade of OUTSTANDING right across the board. This is now the second of our two nurseries to achieve this high accolade.

The report praised the nursery for their energetic, influential and inspiring management team who actively seeks the views of parents, staff and children to ensure the highest levels of achievement and quality for all.

Sharon Lewis, nursery manager, said “I am extremely proud of these results – our OFSTED inspectors told us “That the well qualified staff are excellent teachers. They provide an extensive range of natural and everyday resources to enhance and broaden children’s experiences.”  and “The highly inspirational management team lead the staff and nursery provision with vigour. They are constantly building on the excellent methods they use to improve their practice.” 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.”


Andrea Townsley, nursery owner, said “The outstanding care and education at Clever Clogs Nurseries are testament to our relentless focus on improving the quality of our provision and it does not stop here.  We constantly review what we do and seek out best practice.  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.”

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