A DAYCARE has been rated as outstanding in a glowing first Ofsted report.

Tots2Teens, on Clough Fields Road, Hoyland, provides for up to 56 children and at the time of the inspection had 19 children on roll aged two to four.

Inspector Rebecca Miall said staff and children have ‘great respect’ for each other with children being taught ‘excellent behaviours in a carefully planned and sequenced way’.

“All children feel valued,” said the report.

“Parents, carers and staff work together to ensure their needs, strengths and individuality are fully understood.

“The setting uses this understanding to plan high-quality, challenging experiences for all children.

“Children’s behaviour is excellent, and all children make very good progress.

“During the Covid-19 pandemic, the setting went above and beyond to support children’s learning at home and check on their welfare. For example, staff visited children’s homes during lockdown, delivering books and toys.”

Routine events such as meal times, it added, have a ‘strong family feel’ while gaps in the wide-ranging provision are quickly acted upon through training, work with outside agencies and adaptation of the curriculum.