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'Outstanding' and 'good' Ofsted reports for two Black Country nurseries

A Black Country charity is celebrating after it secured exceptional Ofsted results for two of its nurseries.

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(l-r): Kellie Simcox (Area Manager for Nurseries), Steve Bavington (CEO of YMCABC), Leanne Smith (Nursery Practitioner), Stacie Harrison (Deputy Manager – Greets Green Nursery), Edwina Cox (Nursery Practitioner), Natasha Hough (Deputy Area Manager) and Claire Simcox (Nursery Manager for YMCA Greets Green Day Nursery)

YMCA Black Country Group, which supports thousands of local people every year, saw its Greets Green Day Nursery in West Bromwich move from ‘Good’ to ‘Outstanding’, reflecting the collective efforts of staff who consistently demonstrate their understanding that ‘each child matters’.

In particular, the report highlighted the nurseries exceptional care practices, which allow children to ‘flourish’.

And the good news continued with its Hayes Lane Nursery in Stourbridge also securing a ‘Good’ rating, a significant achievement considering it was only taken over during the Covid-19 pandemic.