Teddies Godalming Nursery Receives Outstanding Rating From Ofsted

Teddies Godalming Nursery receives Outstanding rating from Ofsted

Date: 12 Dec 2016

Bright Horizons Teddies Godalming Nursery in Surrey has been rated ‘Outstanding’ following a recent inspection from Ofsted.

The nursery, which was inspected on October 26th, were given the result following the release of a glowing report earlier this month. Teddies Godalming was awarded the highest mark in all areas of inspection: Effectiveness of the leadership and management; Quality of teaching, learning and assessment; Personal development, behaviour and welfare; Outcomes for children.

Inspection activities included Nursery Manager Sarah Harman-Sheppard taking part in a joint observation, and the inspector holding discussions with the children.  The inspector’s report found that:


  • Staff have an excellent knowledge of how children learn and actively capture and ignite children’s interests. They take extremely prompt and highly effective action to help children who require additional support. Children make rapid progress from their individual starting points.


  • Partnerships with other professionals are extremely well established and highly effective in supporting children and their families.


  • Staff have established highly positive and trusting partnerships with parents. For example, they share a wide variety of information on children’s progress and actively provide parents with support to continue with learning activities at home.

“I am extremely proud of all of my team for receiving this ‘Outstanding’ grade during our recent Ofsted inspection,” said Harman-Sheppard. “My team work tirelessly in order to provide exceptional care and education to all of the families we serve.  We will now continue to focus all of our efforts on this fantastic nursery and continue to offer an environment where children can naturally love learning forever.”