Being rated ‘good’ by Ofsted inspectors was icing on the cake for a Rastrick nursery which has celebrated its 25th anniversary.
Bridge End House Nursery Limited received good in all four stages of the report with the staff team being one of its biggest assets.
Group co-ordinator Karena Skinner said: “We are delighted. Childcare practice moves forward and develops continuously. The expectations for higher qualified staff and greater levels of expertise and knowledge that is required when recording and monitoring children it takes 100 per cent commitment to keep up with the changes and maintain high standards.
“In the past year we have seen so many nurseries across the country being downgraded from their previous inspection results. We are thrilled that we have been able to move the nursery forward and develop our practice to retain our grading.”
She said staff had undertaken further qualifications to degree level and more specialist subjects such as leadership and management and special educational needs.
“Our inspector (Shazzad Arshad) this time had undertaken our previous inspection and was impressed with the nursery on a whole, describing it as very good with lots of outstanding features. He was especially impressed with the progress the children make, which prepares them for their next steps in learning and our safeguarding procedures ensuring children are kept safe at all times.
“As always our partnership with parents stood out and this has always been the overriding factor to us as we strive to create an environment that meets the needs of the child and their whole family. Flexibility is key when using childcare and wherever we can meet parents needs we will.
“The inspector asked us to make two improvements and both of these have been addressed already, with the Pre School book area having undergone a revamp, and peer observations having been introduced across the nursery with ongoing training planned to support this.
“This outcome is inspiring and the whole team are committed to continue their practice, develop it further and provide the children they care for with the very best care and education.”