Bexleyheath nursery receives Outstanding rating from Ofsted
Date: 28 May 2019
Bright Horizons Bexleyheath Day Nursery and Preschool in Kent has been rated ‘Outstanding’ after its recent Ofsted inspection.
The nursery received its inspection on February 20th and was rated as ‘Outstanding’ in all four areas of inspection: Effectiveness of the leadership and management; Quality of teaching, learning; Personal development, behaviour and welfare; Assessment and outcomes for children.
Inspection activities included the inspector observing children in the main play areas and outside spaces. Comments from the report included:
- Children’s physical development is nurtured exceptionally well. Children thoroughly enjoy developing new skills as they master obstacle courses. Staff teach children to use their arms and to use a focal point to aid balancing.
- High-quality teaching helps children to learn letter sounds and early reading. Children are highly skilled in identifying letter sounds and spelling out words on the first hearing of them. Children’s literacy development is greatly prioritised.
- Senior leaders drive improvement and review staff practice highly efficiently. Recent training has greatly supported staff in being highly consistent with managing children’s behaviour. Staff are extremely respectful to children’s individual needs and teach them to listen and respect each other’s views. Children behave exceptionally well.
Nursery Manager, Jenny Harris commented: “It goes without saying that we are all so pleased with the report and outcome. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the whole team at Bexleyheath for their continued focus, passion and commitment. They are truly an ‘Outstanding’ team and I am privileged to work with such a wonderful bunch of people.”