OFSTED inspectors have praised day nursery staff and scored the pre-school “Good” across the board.

Twizzle Tops, based in Repton Close, Basildon was branded ‘Good’ across all five categories following its April inspection.

The nursery, which has a a total of 109 children on its books, was told to brush up on children’s development during outside activities to be branded ‘Outstanding.’

Inspector Tina Mason said: “Staff effectively observe children during their play and assess their progress.

“They quickly identify areas for development and confidently use this information to plan stimulating activities that engage and motivate children to learn.

“Staff provide a safe, secure and well-resourced environment for babies and children.

“They complete effective risk assessments to ensure all areas of the provision and equipment are suitable for use.”

It is the third consecutive inspection where Twizzle Tops earned a “Good” rating – its 2014 inspection also saw staff praised for their hard work.

Ms Mason added: “Children benefit from warm relationships with the staff that care for them. This helps them to feel relaxed, happy and enjoy their time at nursery.

“The manager and staff team are passionate about their roles and responsibilities.

“They use self-evaluation as an ongoing tool to help staff reflect upon areas that they can improve.”