20 November 2017

Bright Horizons East Barnet Day Nursery and Preschool has been rated ‘Good’ after its most recent Ofsted inspection.

The nursery received its inspection on October 25th 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 the inspector observing staff interaction with children during activities and at routine times. Comments from the report included:

  • Staff use their knowledge of children’s interests and assessments well to plan what they need to learn next, to help ensure they make good progress from their starting points.
  • The leader and management team regularly observe staff practices in the rooms. Staff take part in one-to-one supervisory sessions, attend team meetings and complete training to develop their childcare skills further. 
  • All children demonstrate increasing physical skills. For example, young babies are learning to crawl and reach for toys. Older babies are learning to walk. Children skilfully pedal their tricycles, and some children can confidently jump and hop on one leg.
  • “We are delighted to receive this positive report from Ofsted,” said Nursery Manager Daisy Russell. “We look forward to continuing our programme of exceptional care and education for all of those involved and striving to make improvements as we move forward.”