A NURSERY has been awarded the highest possible grade from Ofsted inspectors.

Ducklings Day Nursery, on Warrington Road, Leigh, was graded as outstanding in all areas and was praised for its 'quality of teaching and learning' in a recent Ofsted report.

The report identified that 'children are exceptionally well cared for' and that 'relationships at all levels are exemplary'.

Staff were also praised for having: "A highly robust knowledge of child development. Every opportunity is used to develop children's communication and language skills to the full so children are confident and excellent communicators."

The nursery is one of only a handful in Leigh to be awarded the prestigious status.