Didcot nursery receives Good rating from Ofsted

Bright Horizons Didcot Day Nursery and Preschool has been rated ‘Good’ following its first Ofsted inspection.

The nursery received its inspection on November 1st 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 and the nursery manager carrying out a joint observation together. Comments from the report included:

  • The manager understands the importance of clearly identifying what children need to learn next. She effectively supports staff to plan the curriculum, so that children build steadily and effectively on their existing skills as they move through the nursery. For example, babies learn to use lidded cups, toddlers are taught to feed themselves and older children learn to use knives and forks.
  • Children with special educational needs and/or disabilities have their needs met well. Staff work effectively with other professionals to make suitable adaptations to ensure children can access the curriculum and make progress. For example, staff use visual timetables and sign language when necessary. Parents speak very positively about the support they and their children receive and the progress their children are making.
  • Children benefit from a range of activities, indoors and outdoors, that support their physical development. For example, very young children really enjoy leaning to navigate steps and slides. Older children enjoy using scooters and tricycles. Children of all ages show lots of confidence to move in different ways. They are developing a positive attitude towards following an active lifestyle.

Mollie Edmunds, Nursery Manager, commented: “Myself and the whole team are incredibly proud to read our first Ofsted report which recognises the nurturing and stimulating environment we provide each and every day to our families at Didcot Day Nursery.”