Didsbury nursery receives Outstanding rating from Ofsted

Bright Horizons Didsbury Day Nursery and Preschool has been rated ‘Outstanding’ following a recent inspection from Ofsted.

The nursery, which was inspected on February 13th, were given the result following the release of a glowing report earlier this month. The nursery 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 the inspector observing the quality of teaching during activities both outdoors and indoors, as well as holding discussions with the children and staff.  The inspector’s report found that:

  • The highly skilled and experienced manager is truly inspirational. She leads her well-qualified staff team with superb efficiency and admirable enthusiasm. Self-evaluation is exceptional and this, together with the extremely hard work and dedication of staff, has been instrumental in helping to raise the quality of practice to an outstanding level.
  • Staff make excellent use of the information obtained from sharply focused observations to assess children’s learning. They plan an extensive range of highly challenging activities and experiences that captures children’s interest extremely well. This helps all children to make rapid progress in all areas of learning.
  • Inclusion is a key strength of the nursery. Excellent partnership working with other professionals supports a highly effective, shared approach towards children’s learning. This helps to ensure the best possible learning outcomes for all children who attend the nursery.
“We are thrilled to have achieved this outstanding rating from Ofsted,” said Tracy Wrigley, Nursery Manager. “Each and every day we look to create an inspiring environment in which children can natural love learning forever. We will now continue to build on our outstanding practice, to ensure that we continually offer exceptional care and education to all of our families.”