A CARE facility for children with disabilities continues to receive high praise from the education watchdog, after securing an outstanding rating for five consecutive years.

The registered manager of the Larchwood Short Breaks Unit in Bracknell was seen as 'inspirational', a particular highlight when Ofsted carried out their visit in December 2018.

The respite care centre was previously rated as outstanding in May 2018 and appears to be continuing in the right direction.

Councillor Gareth Barnard, executive member for children, young people and learning, said: “This report highlights the excellent quality care we are providing for vulnerable young people in the borough.

"This is the fifth outstanding report in 5 years which shows the consistent level of high quality care delivered by our staff, who are committed to putting the needs of vulnerable people first.

Larchwood Short Breaks Unit received an 'Outstanding' rating in all three areas of the latest inspection, including overall experiences and progress of children and young people, how well they are helped and protected and the effectiveness of leaders and managers.

However, inspectors noted that even though areas for improvement were minimal, 'some useful suggestions were made' on how leadership can be improved.

Despite this, the staff were praised on their efforts to work together in an enthusiastic and competent way, resulting in children constantly improving and evolving.

The Ofsted report also shows how young children are being taught new skills and opportunities to learn about cultures, healthy lifestyles through meeting with their social workers for breakfast.

The report said: "The long-standing and stable staff team continues to provide nurturing care.

"Staffs ability to adapt to the ever-changing needs of the children results in children feeling valued."