Busy Bees nursery in St Albans Hospital are celebrating after receiving an ‘Outstanding’ rating following its latest Ofsted inspection on July 23.
Less than 10 per cent of early year’s settings in the UK hold this rating.
The Ofsted inspector was happy that all the children’s needs were being fully met and their wellbeing looked after, with all individual areas rated as “outstanding”.
This including meeting the needs of the range of children who attend, contributing to the well-being of the children, and the effectiveness of the leadership and management.
Ofsted praised the nurseries management, by saying: “The management team rigorously tests and evaluates every aspect of practice within the nursery to ensure an exceptionally good experience for children.”
The staff team at the nursery were also praised for being “inspirational”.
Ofsted added: “Parents say staff work superbly with them to meet their children’s learning and care needs exceptionally well. Parents are delighted with the nursery and appreciate that their views are welcomed and valued.
“All children are motivated learners who enjoy a challenge. The staff’s high expectations, nurturing manner and well-established routines support children’s excellent behaviour.
“Children acquire extremely good mathematical skills. They are very well prepared for school.”
Nursery Manager, Claire, said: “My team and I work tirelessly to provide the children in our care with the best start in life.
“Our careful and continuous monitoring and evaluation of our practice ensures that we are consistently providing the highest standards of care and learning.
“We are also keen champions of self-professional development and use this to support our staff in delivering exceptional childcare.
“Staff work closely with children and their families to support children’s development through the delivery of meticulously planned activities that challenge each individual child to achieve their full potential.
“To have Ofsted recognise our hard work and commitment is amazing.”