Lichfield nursery rated Outstanding by Ofsted for third successive time
Date: 13 Dec 2019
Bright Horizons Springfields Day Nursery and Preschool in Lichfield has been rated ‘Outstanding’ for the third successive time after its most recent Ofsted inspection.
The nursery received its inspection on November 14th and was rated as ‘Outstanding’ in all four areas of inspection: The quality of education; Behaviour and attitudes; Personal development; Leadership and management.
Inspection activities included the inspectors observing the quality of teaching during activities both indoors and outdoors, and assessing the impact this had on children’s learning. Comments from the report included:
- Leaders and managers are inspirational. They lead a highly dedicated and successful staff team and ensure sustained excellence throughout the provision. Staff’s well-being is given the highest regard. There is a strong team ethos and staff say how well supported they feel, professionally and personally. Staff’s contributions are well considered. This leads to an extremely happy environment for staff and children.
- Staff provide for every child as a unique individual. They think carefully about how to spend additional funding to enhance opportunities for children and improve outcomes. Children with special educational needs and/or disabilities are extremely well supported. All children make the best possible progress from their starting points.
- Children are exceptionally well prepared for the next stage in their learning and move on to school. Staff expertly support children’s language development. They use stories, songs and props to ignite babies’ and young children’s early language development. Confidence while speaking develops at a young age. This builds strong foundations for early reading and writing and the impact is clearly evident in pre-school. Children competently write their names, create their own stories and blend sounds to read in words. Staff skilfully question children and adapt their teaching to help every child sustain high levels of concentration. Children persevere at tasks and articulately describe what they are doing.
Nursery Manager, Helen Marquise, commented, “Everyone associated with the nursery is absolutely delighted that we have secured our third consecutive ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted, the report read like a treasure trove of positive comments. It’s great to see that my teams’ passion and enthusiasm has been recognised and rewarded in such a way. Our focus now is to continue to offer the best possible environment in which children can flourish and naturally love learning forever.”