Proud to be Outstanding
Busy Bees are proud to have received 90% Good and Outstanding judgments from Ofsted since January 2011, with 11 Busy Bees Nurseries in the 10% of settings that hold an Outstanding Ofsted rating in England.
An ‘Outstanding’ result is the highest grade awarded by Ofsted and is given to exemplary nurseries who provide exceptional care and provision to children and parents. The grade is given to relatively few nurseries nationwide, as the criteria needed to meet this level is so high.
Ofsted is an independent and impartial regulator of services which provide care and education for children, young people, and adult learners. They carry out regular inspections on all Busy Bees nurseries, and mark them on three main areas; the overall effectiveness of the nursery, the effectiveness of leadership and management, and the quality of the provision according to the governments early years framework, the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). A report on every inspection carried out can be viewed on Ofsted’s website.
Ofsted’s regular monitoring of education and care services ensures that best practice is adhered to and encourages improvements in the sector as we continue strive for ‘Outstanding’ judgments.
Some of the fantastic praise from Ofsted to Busy Bees Nurseries
‘Children make outstanding progress within all the areas of learning, their well-being is effectively nurtured promoting rapid progress in personal, social and emotional development.’ – Busy Bees in Beverley
“Children’s interests, emotional and social well-being are central to the provision of the nursery, ensuring all children are equally valued and are able to make a positive contribution.” – Busy Bees in Chelmsford
"An excellent partnership between parents, other early years providers and agencies ensure an effective continuity of care and learning which enables children to make outstanding progress.” – Busy Bees at Walsgrave Hospital
“Children are extremely well cared for in a highly stimulating and child-centered environment.” – Busy Bees in Brooke Street
“Children are happy and settled and make excellent progress in all aspects if their learning and development in this vibrant, caring and nurturing environment.” – Busy Bees at Warwick Hospital
“Arrangements for safeguarding children are clear, regularly reviewed, carefully managed, and understood by all who work with the children” – Busy Bees in Watford
“Staff take care to identify individual needs and interests and, in practice, use these effectively to plan and foster experiences that interest, stimulate, and equip babies and children with skills for the future.” – Busy Bees in Quedgeley
“Excellent relationships are established with parents which ensures that staff have clear understanding of children’s individual needs and routines and offer consistency in the care they offer.” – Busy Bees in Bristol Emerson’s Green