Hillmorton nursery celebrates 'Outstanding' Ofsted rating in all four categories

Hillmorton's branch of Bright Horizons Day Nursery and Preschool is celebrating after receiving a rating of ‘Outstanding’ following its recent Ofsted inspection.

Monday, 6th January 2020, 5:03 pm
Updated Monday, 6th January 2020, 5:04 pm
Staff and children at the nursery.

The School Street nursery in Hillmorton received its inspection on November 28.

They received a rating of ‘Outstanding’ in all four areas : The quality of education; Behaviour and attitudes; Personal development; Leadership and management.

Inspection activities included the inspectors observing the quality of teaching during activities both indoors and outdoors, and assessing the impact this had on children’s learning.

Comments from the report included:

"Children make exceptional progress. The extensive learning opportunities provided ensures children build excellent skills.

"Staff plan a curriculum that captures children’s interest and enhances their learning. Parents play an active role in their child’s learning and share their interests and learning at home. Staff use this alongside their own observations to plan activities to enhance their all-round development.

"Teaching is superb. Staff continually model the use of good language.

"They ask children questions to encourage their thought processes and allow them time to think about their answer before they respond. Children also learn to use simple sign language as a means of communication. This provides excellent support for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities.

"Partnership with parents are superb. Parents speak highly of the wonderful care that staff provide and feel so pleased to have been able to have been given a placement at the nursery.

"They are delighted with the service and particularly like the involvement they have through workshops and the recent introduction of webinars to explore a variety of topics. Parents’ thoughts and opinions are actively sought.

"Self-evacuation of the nursery provision is a priority within the nursery to ensure that it continually develops and evolves and provides the best possible service."

Nursery manager, Laura Smith, said: “I am extremely proud of my team and I am thrilled with the result.

"All the team have worked extremely hard to make our nursery a safe and inspiring learning environment where children can achieve their absolute full potential in every room, every day.

"We would like to thank you for your continued support and for being a part of this wonderful success for the nursery.”