A Soundwell nursery manager is celebrating 10 years of service with news of a ‘Good’ rating from governing body Ofsted.

Emma Plucknett manages the Mama Bear’s Day Nursery and Pre-School on Pembroke Road, Soundwell and is marking her 10-year anniversary with the family-run group.

To top off celebrations, the setting has maintained its ‘Good’ Ofsted rating with the inspector noting that the ‘friendly and kind staff care for children well’.

The report also praised staff for their effective partnerships with parents and their monitoring and progression of children’s development.

Emma was particularly praised by the inspector who said: “The manager shows commitment and dedication to providing a good service for the families and children at the provision. She leads reflection on nursery practice well, closely involves staff and values parents’ views.

She also works with regional managers, for example, carrying out in-depth audits and programmes of evaluation to outline further areas for improvement.”

Emma said: “It is wonderful to celebrate my 10 year anniversary at Mama Bear’s with another Good Ofsted result. Myself and all the nursery staff work really hard to create an environment for children which allows them to grow, develop and have fun while feeling right at

home. It’s lovely to have our hard work recognised.

“Our team here is very close-knit. Many of us have been here for several years so it really feels like a family and it’s wonderful to celebrate our success together.

“We put a massive focus on the quality of care we provide at Mama Bear’s and it is this commitment to quality that has made me so proud in the last 10 years.”

Mama Bear’s Day Nursery is a family-run business with settings across Bristol, Somerset and Devon. The day nurseries are aimed at providing children with their first vital level of education to give them a head-start when they start at primary school.

If you would like to find out more about Mama Bear’s visit www.mamabear.co.uk