Tuesday, 5th March 2013 - comments (0)
Snapdragons in Keynsham has been rated “outstanding” following an inspection by OFSTED in which the children's day nursery at Ellsbridge House was given a glowing report.
During February this year the nursery was inspected by Elaine Douglas from OFSTED.
The Inspection Report looked into three key areas of nursery life, which included how well children's needs are met, the contribution of the provision to children's well-being and the effectiveness of the leadership and management.
All three areas were graded as “outstanding” with all aspects of the nursery praised.
The report concluded: “Children consistently demonstrate their enthusiasm to learn. The rich enabling environment motivates them to initiate their own learning and develop highly positive skills in preparation for school. Children thrive in the healthy environment because the highly enthusiastic staff are knowledgeable about their individual needs. They implement sensitive settling in procedures, thus promoting children's well-being exceptionally well. Children are excellent communicators because staff use highly successful strategies to ensure every child reaches their full potential. Outstanding systems of self-evaluation and staff supervision contribute significantly to the management team's pursuit of excellence. Children benefit from an exceptionally healthy diet with varied meals and snacks.”
The nursery opened in September 2012 after the company spent 6 months turning the former veterinary college on the outskirts of Keynsham into a purpose-designed nursery.
Owner Rosemary Collard said, “We're absolutely thrilled with this report. Getting an “Outstanding” just six months after opening is a wonderful achievement that has taken a huge amount of dedication and hard work by all the team.”
Manager Suzanne Hawkins said: “We are very proud of the work we've done to give the children exciting, happy times while they learn and develop. We've had fantastic support from our parents since we opened and I'd like to thank them all.”
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