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'Outstanding' success for Taunton childminder
9:00pm Tuesday 31st July 2012 in Taunton
A CHILDMINDER from Taunton has been ranked among the best in the county.
Davina Higdon was rated as 'outstanding' in her first Ofsted inspection, just two years after taking up the profession.
She pursued her dream of childminding after having her own child in 2010.
“I found that in my heart, I just wanted to be at home with my beautiful baby. From that moment onwards, I went about changing my life to enable this to happen and in a short space of time,” she said.
According to Ofsted figures, only 1% of all early years settings in Somerset achieve an 'outstanding' grading on their first inspection.
The report praised a 'rich and exciting learning environment' and said that children made 'excellent progress in their learning and development.'