10 February 2017
Bright Horizons Saffron Walden Crocus Early Years Centre nursery has been rated ‘Good’ after its most recent Ofsted inspection.
The nursery received its inspection on January 5th and was rated as ‘Good’ in all four 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 Anne Hunt taking part in a joint observation and the inspector looking at children’s records, planning documentation, and a range of other documentation, including policies and procedures:
Robust recruitment and vetting procedures are implemented well to help ensure all staff are suitable to work with children. Staff speak highly of the support they receive from the provider through supervision meetings and training opportunities, helping them to have a thorough understanding of their roles and responsibilities.
Staff respect and value children’s ideas and views. For example, they ask children for their ideas on how to develop the outside environment. Children draw plans of what they would like, such as climbing frames and tunnels. Children are highly delighted when these things are available for them to use and enjoy.
Children are highly independent, they easily find their belongings when they want to play outside. Staff give children many opportunities to do things for themselves, such as putting on their own shoes. Children understand their own capabilities as they clearly explain why they need help to complete some tasks.
“I’m delighted the positive attitude of all the children and staff at our nursery has been reflected in our latest Ofsted report, said Hunt. “We will continue to reflect on our practice to ensure we are constantly providing the best learning environment for the children in our care and seek to make improvements as we move forward.”