A Greenwich nursery where children and parents “arrive with smiles on their faces” continues to be outstanding according to Ofsted.

Robert Owen Nursery School, based on Commerell Street, was inspected on July 18 and 19 earlier this year and Ofsted came to the conclusion that the nursery had continued its outstanding standards.

Inspectors said that staff greet children “warmly” and they know the kids well.

Children come into nursery eager to see their friends and partake in the “exciting learning opportunities” that Robert Owen Nursery School offers.

Staff have high expectations of children, including those with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND).

Ofsted said that children are “empowered to succeed” and “highly motivated”.

Inspectors found that children demonstrate high levels of self-control and respect for those around them.

They added: “Even when something goes wrong or is difficult, children do not give up.”

The curriculum has been designed to present “no limits or barriers for any child” and this is consistently understood among staff.

Staff were found to read to children enthusiastically, exciting them and getting them to be immersed in the stories they hear.

New ideas and vocabulary were found to be introduced “seamlessly”.

Ofsted described children’s behaviour as “exceptional” and praised the fact that children “manage their own feelings and behaviour very well”.

Despite recent challenges with recruitment, the governing body and leaders at Robert Owen Nursery School made sure that the provision for each child has been consistently high.

Management was described as “impressive”, with Ofsted adding that “this is reflected in the overwhelmingly positive feedback from parents and all staff”.

A spokesperson for the nursery said: "We are delighted that Robert Owen continues to be an outstanding school and that Ofsted recognised that ‘children, along with parents and carers, arrive at Robert Owen with a smile on their faces’. 

"We work hard to create a nurturing and inclusive environment that empowers all children to succeed.  

"We have been serving our richly diverse community for many years and  staff and governors remain committed to delivering the very best early years education we can for the benefit of all the children in our care."