40 Years of Busy Bees

Celebrations as Busy Bees Rugby is rated Outstanding by Ofsted

Published: 06/06/2023

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The ‘awe-inspiring and stimulating’ Busy Bees Rugby has achieved an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rating. 
The centre, on Rodney Close, was inspected on 20 April and was judged to be ‘Outstanding’ in all areas. 
The inspector noted that children ‘flourish’ and are ‘excited to attend’, forming strong bonds with friends and staff and feeling ‘safe, secure and confident’. 
Centre director Natalie Hall said: “We are very excited to have secured an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted report. Every member of our team is committed to delivering the highest quality of early years care and education, to ensure we give every child the very best start in life.” 
The nursery received praise for preparing children well to start school and providing ‘outstanding’ communication and language development, with a ‘love for reading’ embedded throughout the nursery.  
A strong settling in process and ‘in-depth handover information supports children to settle and progress’ as they move rooms through the nursery. There are abundant opportunities for children to develop their independence.  
An ‘ambitious’ curriculum builds on children’s personal interests and experiences, ensuring ‘children are always engaged in purposeful play and make excellent progress from their starting points’. 
Parents told the inspector that ‘passionate’ staff go ‘above and beyond’ to support children and that the nursery is ‘extremely inclusive’. 
The partnership with parents is described by the inspector as outstanding, with families welcomed into nursery at regular intervals to discuss their child’s progress. 
Children with Special Educational Needs (SEND) make ‘excellent progress’, receiving the extra support required to succeed in their learning and development. 
Children learn that their differences are ‘superpowers’ and respect each other and adults, with behaviour described as ‘exemplary’.  
A wealth of resources helps children to develop their physical skills ‘exceptionally well’, and they enjoy joining in ‘inspiring and engaging activities’ such as yoga. 
The fully Ofsted report can be viewed HERE

To find out more about Busy Bees Rugby please call 0330 333 8133