We recently received our Ofsted inspection and received a “Good” outcome from Ofsted. We are delighted with the result, with only minor recommendations for us to implement to reach an “Outstanding” outcome. We are now continuing to work hard on our actions plans to ensure we reach the next level from our next inspection. Congratulations to all the team for the dedication and hard work, and thank you to Julie Firth, our Operations Manager from Head Office who has provided exceptional support to our team.
Some of the Ofsted comments were as follows:
Summary of key findings for parents
This provision is good
- Since the last inspection the provider has made significant improvements. There are now effective systems for recording and monitoring accidents and to inform parents about children’s injuries and any treatment given. All areas of the nursery are kept clean, tidy and inviting. The staff now confidently and accurately follow up children’s learning needs in their planning and teaching.
- There are positive relationships with parents, who are delighted with the quality of care and their children’s progress. They comment on how well staff know, and take account of, their child’s personality, interests and abilities. Staff and parents often discuss children’s care and development. Parents welcome recent initiatives to further involve them in their children’s learning.
- The provider and manager have strengthened monitoring and evaluation of staff’s teaching. Staff have improved their interactions and use of resources as a result of observing each other and visiting an outstanding nursery. They confidently plan for children’s individual learning needs and successfully help them to make good progress.
- Babies and children are happy, settled and confident. They eagerly join in activities organised in welcoming, child-friendly surroundings. Babies and children are purposeful, remain interested and have fun, responding to the manager’s and staff’s attentive support and encouragement.