An unannounced inspection on a Penryn nursery was passed with flying colours, leading to an “outstanding” ranking across the board.

Jumblies Day Nursery, based in the Jubilee Wharf Building, was not only judged by Ofsted to be “outstanding” overall but every area of inspection was given a grade one – the highest level possible, which judges the care to be of ‘exceptionally high quality.’ The nursery, which is a registered charity managed by a board of directors, currently has 77 children on roll in the early years’ age group and employs 14 staff.

Ofsted inspector Jayne Pascoe said that care at the nursery was of the “very highest quality.”

In her report she wrote that staff had an “exceptionally strong partnership” with parents that helped children progress rapidly.

“Staff demonstrate a high level of commitment to extending their professional knowledge and skills,” she said, adding that to improve even further the nursery should consider using visual prompts for children, such as photographs, associated with regular routines.

Ms Pascoe’s report added: Overall, children enjoy an extremely well-organised environment where they have access to high quality resources that support learning. The environment is accessible, enabling and wonderfully stimulating. The attractive displays of children's artwork, visual aids and information for parents enhance the environment further.”

She also spoke of the “very strong and trusting” relationships that the children had developed both with adults and other children, while their behaviour was “exemplary” and showed an “excellent awareness of responsibility.”

Ms Pascoe described the leadership and management of the nursery as “exceptionally strong” and said that children felt “very safe and secure.”

Susannah Corry, chairman of the nursery committee, said: “We are delighted that Ofsted found Jumblies outstanding. It is a testimony to all the hard work and dedication that the managers Cath Phillis and Sabine Underwood and their staff team show every day.”