Sale nursery rated Outstanding by Ofsted

Bright Horizons Sale Day Nursery and Preschool has been rated ‘Outstanding' by Ofsted following its most recent inspection, with the report praising the leadership within the professional team.

The nursery received its inspection on August 5th 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 inspector observing the interactions between nursery practitioners and children as they engaged in activities. Comments from the report included:

  • Children's behaviours are admirable. They listen well and follow instructions from staff and understand what is expected of them. Staff model positive interactions and promote good manners. For example, at lunchtime staff sit alongside children supporting conversations and good table manners. Children talk about the activities they have completed in the morning, recalling what they know. Staff extend this by talking about their intentions for the afternoon. Children wait and take turns before serving their own lunch. Children are able to demonstrate their self-confidence and understanding of others' feelings.
  • Staff are highly motivated by their inspirational management team. The management team meticulously use staff supervisions to develop practice through targeted training. Regular checks are carried out on the quality of teaching and learning. Ongoing workplace development has been an essential element of the nursery's continuing success. Staff have opportunities to further develop their knowledge. They appreciate the privacy that leaders provide for them to discuss their wellbeing and workload. Staff develop knowledge and skills through effective working partnerships through a range of external agencies.
  • Parent partnerships are remarkable. They comment that staff go beyond expectations to provide support and advice to families. They provide breakfast for parents and communication books for sensitive information-sharing. Menus, advice for healthy living and the nursery's ethos and visions are also shared. Staff provide a wide range of books and educational activity packs to take home. Parents give incredibly positive feedback. They appreciate the dedicated support and communication. Parents feel that their children settle quickly and thrive at the nursery.

Hannah Sherlock, Nursery Manager, said: “We are extremely pleased that we have achieved an ‘Outstanding' inspection in August. The inspector acknowledged that children are making rapid progress and parent partnership is exceptional. I am so proud of my whole nursery team - their passion and commitment shone through on the day like every other day. The inspector also mentioned how the team are inspirational and dedicated in providing high quality childcare for the children.”

Providing exceptional experiences and giving children and their families the best possible care and early years education is at the core of everything the team at Bright Horizons do. If you're interested in a career in Early Years at Sale Day Nursery and Preschool then please click here or email

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