Children’s centre gets outstanding report

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A FACILITY for children has been rated as ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in all areas.

Bedlington and Choppington Children’s Centre received the rating after an inspection last month.

The report states: “Bedlington and Choppington Children’s Centre has effected genuine lasting change through improving outcomes for the vast majority of its local parents, carers and children.”

As well as hosting full-time day care, the centre provides family support as well as learning and training opportunities for parents and carers via a variety of courses.

Staff were also given special praise as Ofsted noted their “unfaltering dedication and commitment” and found that “the enthusiasm of all staff and partners within the centre permeates every aspect of its work”.

Child care provision at the centre, which was subject to a separate Ofsted inspection, was also found to be ‘outstanding’.

The centre, which opened in 2002 and was developed from a Sure Start Local Programme.