We are delighted to announce that we have been graded Outstanding by Ofsted in all 4 key areas, which is an amazing achievement as only a small proportion of private nursery providers receive an Outstanding from Ofsted in all areas.
Ofsted are the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, who inspect and regulate services that care for children and provide a rating of the settings performance from Inadequate (4) to Outstanding (1). They judge settings and offer findings based on the Effectiveness of Leadership and Management, Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare and Outcomes for Children.
This in depth inspection gives parents and families peace of mind that the setting your child attends, or you are viewing, are fulfilling the standards you expect. Our report highlights our “remarkably strong relationships with children, parents and other professionals involved” which therefore allows children to “display high levels of self-confidence and self-esteem as they confidently explore the wonderful learning environments indoors and outdoors.” The inspector also noted the strong systems or performance management through “Outstanding and Inspirational Leadership motivates and drives the excellent staff team. Staff carry out their duties with passion and commitment”. This supports to deliver our consistently strong teaching across the setting. The nursery was praised heavily during the inspection for our partnerships with parents stating “this highly effective partnership working vastly increases outcomes for children”.
The report concludes stating “All children, thrive in the stimulating and wholly inclusive environment. They acquire a wide range of skills that prepares them exceptionally well for school. Children work collaboratively together as they share, take turns and listen to others’ opinions. Children confidently express their needs and feelings, initiating their own ideas to extend their learning”. Please click here to read the full Ofsted report.
We are extremely pleased to announce that we have achieved the Lancashire Quality Award called Step into Quality. The Lancashire Quality Award (LQA) scheme was developed by Lancashire County Council's Sure Start, Early Years and Childcare Service as a quality assurance scheme for outstanding childcare practice and high quality service for children and families. After one year of hard work, completing modules and being assessed by a panel of experts (childcare consultants) who visited our nursery on a bi-monthly basis - we have been officially presented with our Award Certificate.
We are delighted to achieve the Recipe4Health Gold Level Award in recognition of our healthy menu options for children. This award shows that our home-cooked meals are not only delicious but also very healthy, that we are aware of allergen issues and that our healthy options cater for special dietary requirements. Please click on the link to see our Award Certificate.
Our 5* Hygiene award shows are dedication to hygiene practices, structure, cleanliness and management controls that are in place to ensure our food is produced safely.
We are delighted to have won the Skills and Development Award presented to us at the prestigious Themis Inspire and Achieve Awards 2014
In 2012 we joined the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA). NDNA's vision is a society where all children and families receive the best quality care and learning that enables them to reach their full potential.
We are extremely proud to have made the finals in the prestigious national NMT 2013 Awards for best outdoor learning environment. The NMT judges in London commented that every single area of our inspiring outdoor environment is carefully thought through and designed to help children learn, achieve and develop in all areas of the EYFS, giving them varied learning opportunities, building on their creativity and promoting well-being.