Chineham nursery recognised for its Nurture Approach

Bright Horizons Chineham Park Day Nursery and Preschool has been rated ‘Outstanding’ following its most recent inspection. The report praises the practitioners for placing a great emphasis on promoting children's self-confidence and emotional well-being.Chineham nursery outstanding

The nursery received its inspection on May 13th, with all categories passing with the ‘Outstanding’ status. Ofsted report on four key categories; quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, and leadership management. The inspection was carried out through a variety of tasks including staff and parent interviews and observational activities.  Comments from the report included:

  • “Older children begin to understand and recognise feelings and emotions. This is because staff support them to learn how to regulate these emotions through a nurture programme that is in place throughout the nursery.  Children's behaviour is exemplary. They are highly considerate of each other and play extremely well together. All children are extremely confident as they take risks and build resilience. Outcomes for all children are excellent.”

  • “Individualised plans for children with SEND are regularly reviewed and discussed with parents. There is a positive focus on what children can do and how they can be nurtured to make excellent progress.”

  • “Staff spend time learning several key words in children's home languages to help them settle and to support their well-being. They provide daily small-group language sessions and are consistent in engaging children in meaningful back-and-forth conversations.”

Bright Horizon’s Chineham Park Day Nursery and Preschool manager, Moon, said: “We could not be prouder of the result of our Outstanding Ofsted inspection which reflects the hard work and passion of each and every one of our practitioners in our building who make Chineham Park not only a great place to be for the children but for the team too. Our Bright Beginnings curriculum ensures children can explore and learn in various ways such as exploring our environment with trips to the local woods and our curiosity cave which has introduced natural real-life elements and items for the children’s everyday learning. We will continue to provide this caring and engaging environment for all children.”

The Nurture Approach puts children’s emotional development and wellbeing at the centre of the nurseries everyday practice recognising that children’s wellbeing and emotional development is key to all aspects of learning.

The Nurture Model professional development training programme was developed by Bright Horizons in the UK in partnership with clinical psychologist, Dr Sarah Mundy. It recognises and supports the unique developmental needs of the child focusing on healthy emotional development and indicators of wellbeing.

To find out more about Bright Horizons Chineham Park Day Nursery and Preschool and to book a tour, you can find information on Bright Horizons website.