BIZZIE LIZZIE’S this week became one of just a handful of Herefordshire nurseries to receive an Outstanding grade from Ofsted.

The Eardisley nursery, headed up by its namesake Lizzie Smith, opened in 2005 and now has 80 youngsters attending.

Ms Smith said: “This is something we have been chasing for almost ten years and we are all immensely proud of ourselves.

"We are incredibly grateful to all of the parents and the other professionals we work with who have helped us to achieve our goal.”

The nursery had previously been graded Good in 2009 and has gone from strength to strength.

While it is already pretty much full for next year – when funding for two-year-olds is expected to see a boost county-wide in nursery attendances – Ms Smith added that Bizzie Lizzie’s has a waiting list and that they were not looking to turn anyone away.

For more information on the Church Road nursery call 01544 327038.