AN Ofsted inspector has praised a village's playgroup in a recent report.
Denstone Playgroup delivers free early education for two, three and four-year-old children.
The inspection report gives the playgroup a "good" rating. It notes in particular that the pupils were full of energy and enthusiasm.
Lead inspector Jennie Lenton says: "They form strong attachments with staff, which helps them to settle quickly and enjoy their learning. Teaching is very good because staff are natural teachers, providing children with a wide range of stimulating learning experiences, successfully linked to their interests and needs.
"As a result, all children make rapid progress."
The report salutes the playgroup for developing excellent relationships with parents and local schools.
The inspectors also note that transitions from the playgroup to school were "second to none".
Jude Bowyer, playgroup supervisor said: "We are so proud of the report. The staff and committee work hard and it is thanks to this and their dedication that we have achieved such a good Ofsted.
"We would like to say a huge thank you to the parents for their continued support and to Karl and Emma Hunter, of HFE Signs, for donating the super colourful display boards."