Video: St Paul’s Nursery School gets three awards this year
St Paul’s Nursery School is celebrating after achieving three prestigious awards this year with a fourth in progress. The awards were Rights Respecting Schools Bronze award, Renewal of Early Years Quality Mark and National Portage Association Accredited status.
Claire Rigden, Head teacher says “We are thrilled with this recognition, the staff work tirelessly and are driven by the desire for every child to have the best start to life they can.
“Each award brings with it recognition of St Paul’s commitment to respecting the rights of children, offering high quality education and utilising a specialist approach to working with children with special educational needs.
“Covid-19 has brought many challenges but also opportunities for staff to concentrate on training and development and we have tried our best to use every moment to benefit the children.”
Cllr Ian Cuthbertson, City of York Council’s Executive Member for Children, Young People and Education, said: “After a challenging 18 months for Early Years settings, to receive one award would be great news, but to gain three in the space of a few months is a marvellous achievement.
“These different awards from Tribal (quality), Portage (supporting SEND) and UNICEF (respect for children’s rights) all recognise the commitment of the nursery’s team to children’s learning and development.
“They are a great testament to the hard work and dedication of the staff of St Paul’s Nursery. Many, many thanks to you all.”
Due to many families changing their lives to adapt to working at homethe nursery says they do have places available from September and are now opening up to ‘rising threes’ which means children now may start at the beginning of the term they turn three.
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