07 August 2018
Bright Horizons Muddy Puddles Day Nursery and Preschool in Hemel Hempstead has been rated ‘Good’ after its most recent Ofsted inspection.
The nursery received its inspection on July 19th 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 and Outcomes for children.
Inspection activities included the observing the quality of teaching during activities and assessing the impact this had on children’s learning. Comments from the report included:
- Staff are consistent in gaining detailed information from parents about their children’s capabilities and care requirements. This process assists key persons to plan a well-structured settling-in period that precisely meets children’s needs and respects parental wishes.
- Managers and staff make good use of the systems that monitor children’s progress. This helps them to target areas where children need additional support effectively. All children make good progress relative to their starting points.
- Staff keep parents well informed about their children’s progress in the nursery. There are good support strategies in place to help children feel confident when they move on to a new class within the nursery or to primary school.
“We are pleased that the partnership between parents and staff in terms of how we regularly inform them of their children’s progress has been recognised by Ofsted,” said Nursery Manager Amelia Sweet. “We will always strive for further improvements as we move forward.”