Outstanding care in Archway
Youngsters attending Archway Children’s Centre are “exceptionally well prepared for their next stage in learning and for their move to school,” according to a glowing report by Ofsted.
The children’s centre in Vorley Road was awarded the highest-possible rating when it was recently inspected by Ofsted. Half of Islington’s council-run nurseries have now been awarded the top grade by inspectors.
The centre was praised across the board in the report which observed that the ‘children are happy and feel safe’ and the staff ‘build exceptionally strong partnerships with parents’, and described the management team as ‘inspirational’.
Mita Pandya, executive head of the nursery, said: “We are extremely pleased at the inspector’s findings. We believe that it is not just what is observed on the day that counts – it is crucial that all the procedures and systems are in place underneath to provide high-quality care and education every day. This is what improves outcomes for all the children here.”
Cllr Joe Caluori, Islington Council’s executive member for children, young people and families, said: “Congratulations to Mita and her team at Archway Children’s Centre – being rated ‘outstanding’ across the board is a brilliant achievement and the staff deserve recognition for all their hard work, week in, week out.”