Grant Shapps, the MP for Welwyn Hatfield, visited Ludwick Nursery School in his constituency to congratulate them on their 5th successive Ofsted award.

Ludwick Nursery School has retained its 5th successive Outstanding Ofsted judgment which, quoting from the report, highlighted how the nursery is “a happy and highly nurturing community” where “children learn exceptionally well together”.

Mr Shapps visited the school to meet with staff and pupils to congratulate them on retaining this award and to see first-hand the excellent service that is provided to the children by the staff and the facilities.

The Headteacher Mrs Helen Ackerman thanked Mr Shapps for visiting and expressed her excitement in the nursery retaining the award for another year:

“At Ludwick Nursery School we are delighted to retain our 5th successive Outstanding Ofsted judgement. This is a testament to our long-term commitment to early years excellence for children and their families and also for the early years sector, which we support through our training centre. We are proud to be a highly inclusive community where everybody is welcome and no child is ever turned away”,

She continued: “It is a privilege to be the Headteacher of such an amazing team of highly qualified, caring and dedicated professionals who are all deeply committed to meeting the needs of our wonderful children and families. They go above and beyond to ensure the best outcomes for our children”.

Mr Shapps thanked the Headteacher for inviting him and commented on his visit:

“It was an absolute pleasure to visit Mrs Ackerman and everyone at Ludwick Nursery School. The care and dedication the children get at Ludwick is second to none and the staff go above and beyond in their work. I am so thrilled to see that they have retained their Outstanding Ofsted award as they have absolutely earnt it. Well done Ludwick!”

Mr Shapps wishes the staff and pupils at Ludwick all the best and looks forward to visiting again in the future.