A NURSERY in Taunton is celebrating its 6th birthday as well as a 'good' inspection rating.

Karebears, in Creech St Michael, has recently celebrated six years of being open, alongside receiving high marks from inspection body Ofsted.

Karen Devey, owner and manager of the nursery, started as a child minder 21 years ago, before opening Karebears childcare in 2013.

She said it has been an 'amazing and fulfilling' journey.

She added: "As the manager I am very proud of what Karebears has achieved, it really has been a team effort.

"I want to say a big thank you to all of my staff, also to the parents for their continued support.

"We are so blessed to have a wonderful relationship within the community of Creech St Michael."

As well as celebrating their anniversary, the care setting it also welcoming a 'good' rating from Ofsted.

Karebears was rated as 'good' after an inspection in March this year, after working on a 'requires improvement' rating from April 2018.

The nursery is now rated as 'good' in all aspects of care, including outcomes for children, effectiveness of leadership, and quality of teaching.

The report highlighted how the managers and staff work well together and how the behaviour of the children is 'exemplary'.

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Linda Williamson, inspector, said: "Managers and staff work very well together. They have made significant improvements since the last inspection and have successfully addressed the actions. For example, substantial changes have been made to the nursery inside and out. As a result, children are now cared for in a well-resourced and stimulating environment.

"Staff are well qualified and experienced, they know children very well and talk knowledgeably about their key children. They rapidly identify when there are gaps in children's learning and provide extra support to help them. All children make good progress in their learning.

"Children form strong attachments with caring staff, who promote their emotional wellbeing effectively. Staff consistently praise children's efforts. Children's behaviour is exemplary.

"Children benefit from daily outdoor play in the exciting garden areas. The excellent range of resources and planned activities promote children's physical and social skills very well."