21 March 2017
Bright Horizons Countess of Chester Day Nursery and Preschool has been rated ‘Outstanding’ following a recent inspection from Ofsted.
The nursery, which was inspected on February 16th, were given the result following the release of a glowing report earlier this month. It 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, Eileen Morrey, taking part in a joint observation, and the inspector speaking with parents and taking into account their views. The inspector’s report found that:
- Leaders and managers have a clear and uncompromising vision for the nursery. They communicate this extremely effectively and involve every member of the team in driving improvement. The well-qualified practitioners are confident and creative. They demonstrate a well-informed determination to achieve high standards.
- Children are extremely eager and happy learners who consistently make swift progress. Children’s achievements are accurately assessed. Assessment outcomes are effectively shared with parents and with practitioners in schools. This promotes excellent continuity in children’s learning.
- Parents are very satisfied. They highly praise all aspects of the nursery provision. They readily share news, concerns and questions with the nursery team. Parents like the detailed information they receive about children’s welfare and development. They feel supported and encouraged to successfully continue children’s learning at home.
“Everyone associated with the nursery is absolutely delighted with the ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted, the report read like a treasure trove of positive comments,” said Morrey. “It’s great to see that my teams’ passion and enthusiasm has been recognised and rewarded in such a way. Our focus now is to continue to offer the best possible environment in which children can flourish and naturally love learning forever.”