Maidstone nursery receives Outstanding rating from Ofsted

Bright Horizons Maidstone Turkey Mill Day Nursery and Preschool has been rated ‘Outstanding’ after its most recent Ofsted inspection.

The nursery received its inspection on July 23rd 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 speaking with and taking into the consideration the views of children, parents and staff. Comments from the report included:

  • Staff are inspirational role models and establish superb relationships with children. Staff get to know children extremely well and keep them enthralled in fascinating learning experiences. Children are incredibly happy and confident and have amazingly high levels of positive self-worth and well-being.
  • The manager and staff establish extraordinarily positive partnerships with parents and keep them exceptionally well involved in their children’s learning. For example, they routinely provide training workshops for parents to learn about their children’s learning experiences. This includes the benefits of loose-part and open-ended play.
  • Children develop impressive early writing skills. Younger children enjoy an extensive range of mark-making activities. Older children independently write sentences.

“I am overjoyed and proud to say Bright Horizons Turkey Mill is Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ for the second time,” said Nursery Manager Vicky Thompson. “I couldn’t be more pleased with the result. Our team have worked exceptionally hard to ensure we offer our children and families a safe and inspiring environment to grow, learn and develop. The report truly reflects the passion we have for what we do, to deliver exceptional care and education every day, in every room, for every child.”