Busy Bees Bromsgrove, praised for encouraging ‘extremely high levels of curiosity and positivity’ in its children, has been awarded an ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted.
Assessed by inspectors as Outstanding in all areas, the centre was particularly commended for its support of children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and those who speak English as a second language, with the inspector commenting that ‘children receive an inclusive and child-centred experience, which helps them to make excellent progress’.
Centre director Nicola Gough said: “We are thrilled to receive this inspection report, which is testament to our team’s dedication to giving every child the very best start in life.
“Our partnership with parents is vital to a happy and successful experience for all our children, so we were especially pleased with how that was recognised by the inspectors.”
The report notes that parents are ‘overwhelmingly happy’ with the ‘strong relationships’ with the manager and staff and are pleased with the support given to their children to prepare them for school.
The 86-place nursery’s strong links with local schools and other external agencies ensures collaboration on children’s individual development plans, helping to fully prepare them for the transition to school and ‘flourish in their next stage of learning’.
Children at the Stoke Road centre are given ‘ample learning opportunities’ and consistently encouraged to engage in conversations and problem-solving. They run their own council which allows them to take part in decision-making and learn how to respect the opinions of others.
Nicola Gough is praised in the report as ‘an inspirational leader’ who has ‘embedded a highly ambitious curriculum’ that helps children to develop and deepen their knowledge.
Her staff share those high expectations and use ‘detailed observations and assessments’ to plan ‘exciting, innovative and purposeful activities that inspire children to learn’. As a result, children make ‘excellent progress’.
Staff health, wellbeing and professional development is supported with training to enhance their knowledge and skills, resulting in ‘excellent care’ for children at the nursery.