Canary Wharf Nursery Receives Good Rating From Ofsted

Canary Wharf nursery receives Good rating from Ofsted

Date: 07 Jan 2020

Bright Horizons Heron Quays Day Nursery and Preschool on Canary Wharf in London has been rated ‘Good’ after its recent Ofsted inspection.

The nursery received its inspection on November 11th and was rated as ‘Good’ in all 4 areas of inspection: The quality of education; Behaviour and attitudes; Personal development; Leadership and management.


Inspection activities included the inspector observing the children and how staff interacted with them. Comments from the report included:


  • The management team reflects well on their practice. They have significantly improved the programme for children’s learning since the previous inspection. Regular monitoring of teaching practice and focused training opportunities have helped staff to strengthen the observation, assessment and planning processes, ensuring they provide an ambitious curriculum for the children.


  • Staff provide a range of opportunities to enhance children’s mathematical development. Babies learn to complete jigsaw puzzles. Toddlers learn to use mathematical language. They load a toy aeroplane with people and state that there are ‘many people’ on the plane. They confidently say number names in order up to 10.


  • Children build on their early literacy skills. They listen attentively to stories. Staff provide them with opportunities to learn to use resources, such as a clipboard and mark-making equipment effectively.


“I am delighted to share with you the Good judgement received in November,” said Nurseyr Manager Gemma Lester. “I am so very proud of my team at Heron Quays who have worked so incredibly hard to deliver exceptional care and education to our children and families. I am confident my fabulously engaged team will continue on our successful journey keeping in mind every child, every day.”