Ofsted praise for nursery

Little Tinkers, Brighouse, rated Good with outstanding features by Ofsted inspectors.
Little Tinkers, Brighouse, rated Good with outstanding features by Ofsted inspectors.

A BRIGHOUSE nursery is celebrating following the result of its latest Ofsted inspection.

Little Tinkers Day Nursery, in Bonegate Road, was praised by inspectors who visited in November and rated the provision to be good but with some outstanding elements.

The report says that children make good progress in their learning and development as systems are well established.

“Staff are very effective practitioners who consistently implement the setting’s policies and procedures which means that children’s safety and welfare is successfully promoted,” said inspector Susan Heap.

“The whole staff team is highly dedicated, focused and pro-active in their commitment to provide care which is consistently of the highest quality. Rigorous and extensive monitoring and evaluation provides an effective basis for identifying significant areas for improvements to improve outcomes for children.”

The team was thrilled to learn that they had received ‘outstanding’ in key areas including the capacity to maintain continuous improvement.

Managing director of Little Tinkers, Mandy Naylor, said: “We are all delighted that we have received such a positive report from Ofsted, as it reflects the hard work, dedication and professionalism of the whole team.

For them to say that ‘the whole staff team demonstrates an exemplary capacity to make further improvements’, and that we have ‘been extremely successful in developing an atmosphere where morale is high and staff work well together’, is fantastic.

“But more importantly they could see, and reported, that ‘all children were happy and confident and make good progress towards the early learning goals’. This is our main aim, and according to Ofsted, we are achieving it.”

Three points were recommended to further improve the facility including developing a system to ensure all staff consistently monitor children’s overall progress to ensure their next steps are planned for and met and plan activities which use equipment and resources to promote children’s learning and physical development outside.