40 Years of Busy Bees

Busy Bees Salford nursery celebrates 'Outstanding' Ofsted report

Published: 02/08/2022

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We are so proud of the team at Busy Bees Salford! They have received an ‘Outstanding’ rating, following an Ofsted inspection.

The Ofsted inspector commented that the children “demonstrate high levels of energy and excitement” and “show a passion for learning and exploring”. The nursery gained an ‘Outstanding’ in all areas, and it was also noted that children “show kindness and concern for one another as they play harmoniously together”.

The staff at the nursery were recognised for following children’s interest in their play and that they have “an impressive knowledge of children’s individual capabilities, learning styles and what makes them unique”. The staff were also recognised for planning and delivering “an inspiring and wholly captivating curriculum” that is informed by their observations and partnership with parents.

Ofsted also noted that the staff “expertly challenge children through superb activities that capture children’s interests and what they need to learn next” and that “children’s distinct characteristics are warmly celebrated and their heritage and culture and reflected in the environment and learning opportunities”.

Ofsted praised the nursery’s partnership with parents and their frequent parent workshops and parent forums to ensure “they have a voice on the strategic development of the nursery”.

Child development was also given a special mention as Ofsted highlighted that “excellent consideration is given to children’s physical and emotional wellbeing”. The nursery was also praised for offering superb “support for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities”.

Maraya Bonetti and Kirsty Wignall, Centre Directors at Busy Bees Salford, said: “We are thrilled to have received an ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted. Receiving this acknowledgement for the quality of care and education we provide makes us feel incredibly proud of the whole team.

“The team works tirelessly to ensure that every area of care and education is to the highest standard and that the individual needs and interests of each child are met, we are so proud of them. They are hugely committed and dedicated to providing a wonderful and nurturing learning environment so that our children have the best start in life.” 

To view the full report, visit: https://files.ofsted.gov.uk/v1/file/50186689

To find out more about Busy Bees at The University of Salford, please call 0330 333 8133 or visit https://www.busybeeschildcare.co.uk/nursery/salforduni