Children’s centre in Rotherham awarded high ranking accreditation

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A Rotherham children’s centre and nursery has become the first in the town to achieve a highly-acclaimed accreditation.

The Arnold Centre, based in Herringthorpe, has been judged ‘outstanding’ in its last three Ofsted inspections over recent years and is now the first early years setting in Rotherham to gain Rotherham Charter ‘gold’ status.

The Rotherham Charter asks Rotherham schools, colleges, settings and services to make the commitment to parents, carers, children and young people that they will care, include, communicate and work in partnership with them, recognising trust to be the essential factor in all relationships.

Staff at the Arnold Centre have been working towards tit for two years.

Anne Anderson, Head of the Arnold Centre, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be the first children’s centre and early years setting in Rotherham to receive Charter ‘gold’. The Charter promotes genuine partnership with parents, carers, children, young people and families, an ethos greatly embedded in the work at the Arnold Centre.

“We pride ourselves on our inclusive nature and we know that our families really value the work we do.”