Children benefit from ‘GOOD’ Early Years care says Ofsted

Children are confident, secure and making good progress at a North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College nursery, according to the latest inspection by Ofsted.

An inspection of the nursery at its South Leicestershire campus on 24 October found that staff acted as role models for the children, worked well together and helped the children to develop new skills.

Ofsted reviewed the effectiveness of leadership and management, the quality of teaching, learning and assessment, and the personal development, behaviour and welfare of the children.

The inspector found that staff worked well to monitor children’s progress and shared information with parents about their children’s development. The inspection report recorded that safeguarding at the nursery was good and that children felt safe and secure.

The report said that children engage in learning activities to improve their maths skills, for example, through activities to measure water. They visit the library weekly and are given plenty of opportunities for outdoor play.

Marion Plant OBE, Principal and Chief Executive said, “This is a fantastic result for the nursery team which has consistently delivered good early years provision. We understand how important it is to provide a good start for the very young children in our care, and I am delighted that the work of the nursery team has been recognised.

“We are pleased, too, that parents told Ofsted how happy they were with the nursery. The team always seeks feedback from them, as well as from the children themselves, to check that they are happy.”

The nursery team will now focus on developing their understanding of children’s starting points before they join the nursery, and on helping them to improve their speaking skills.

The South Wigston campus nursery operates on Monday to Friday and has places for children aged 0-5.

The full report is available on the Ofsted website.