Cambridge nursery receives Good rating from Ofsted

Bright Horizons Bunnybrookes Day Nursery and Preschool in Cambridge has been rated ‘Good’ after its recent Ofsted inspection.

The nursery received its inspection on February 4th and was rated as ‘Good’ in 2 areas of inspection: The quality of education; Leadership and management. It was also rated ‘Outstanding’ for Behaviour and attitudes, as well as Personal development.

Inspection activities included the inspector seeking the views of children and parents. Comments from the report included:

  • Children are very confident communicators. Babies babble happily in response to their key person, while toddlers use newly learned words to point out characters and objects in picture books. During spontaneous group activities, staff engage all children very effectively, ensuring everyone who wants to can take part.
  • All children make good progress, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Staff share information with other professionals involved in children’s care and follow tailored learning plans that help to support children’s development. Good tracking systems are implemented to check that all children make progress. Any gaps in learning are identified and action is taken to minimise or close these quickly.
  • Staff are exceptionally good at sharing information with parents in many different formats. This helps to support continuity in children’s care and promotes shared learning at home. Parents praise the manager and nursery team very highly. They comment that they are extremely happy with the care their children receive. Parents enjoy opportunities to socialise and meet other families through the nursery coffee mornings and many other organised social events.

“We are absolutely delighted with the outcome of this positive Ofsted report,” said Nursery Manager Helen Rabbets. “The team has worked extremely hard over the last few years. Our mission is to improve even more as we move forward.”