40 Years of Busy Bees

Fourth 'Outstanding' Ofsted for Busy Bees Chelmsford

Published: 19/10/2022

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We are delighted to share that Busy Bees Chelmsford has received an ‘Outstanding’ rating, following an Ofsted inspection on 28 July 2022.
This is the nursery’s fourth ‘Outstanding’ result. The Ofsted inspector commented that the children “feel welcome and valued at this nurturing and exciting nursery”. The nursery gained an ‘Outstanding’ in all areas, where it was also commented that children “form strong bonds with the warm and friendly staff”.  
Ofsted praised the nursery’s “incredibly effective” partnership with parents, with the parent ambassador group sharing ideas and feedback. Parents also “highly praise the nursery and are fully aware of their children’s development and the learning that occurs”. 

The staff at the nursery were recognised for providing “high-quality care and education through exceptionally well-planned play experiences” and “staff act as incredible role models for respecting others and accepting differences”. 

The team was also praised for “exceptional” teaching standards with staff planning around “children’s interests and developmental needs” and placing “communication and language development as a priority”. 

Child inclusivity was also given a special mention as Ofsted highlighted that “children with special educational needs and/or disabilities and those who speak an additional language make exceptional progress”. 

This month, the nursery has also undergone a £25,000 garden refurbishment including brand-new toys and furniture for all three garden spaces and an outdoor classroom for the foundation class. 

Amy Barnham, Centre Director at Busy Bees Chelmsford, said: “It is so wonderful to receive our fourth ‘Outstanding’ rating. Our team is committed to providing nurturing learning environments for children and giving them space to play and grow. Our garden refurbishment only adds to our wonderful nursery, offering a beautiful space to extend our learning opportunities for our children.” 

To view the full report, visit: https://files.ofsted.gov.uk/v1/file/50192789 

To find out more about Busy Bees Chelmsford please call 0330 333 8133 or visit www.busybeeschildcare.co.uk/nursery/chelmsford