A nursery group has maintained its good Ofsted rating.

Ofsted inspectors found children at Brindle St Joseph’s Nursery Group, in Bournes Row, Hoghton, were happy and enjoy their time at the pre-school.

Sandra Harwood, from Ofsted, said in a report: “Practitioners have a good understanding of safeguarding procedures. They supervise children well. Parents and practitioners work closely together to ensure the children’s needs are effectively met. Practitioners use questions that encourage the children to think and extend their learning.”

To improve further, the inspector said staff must become consistent in helping children understand the importance of healthy practices, and not overdirect children’s play.