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Busy Bees Sutton Coldfield secures Outstanding Ofsted rating

Published: 01/02/2024

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A Sutton Coldfield nursery where staff ‘make learning interesting and fun’ has been given an ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted.

The team at Busy Bees Sutton Coldfield received recognition for building ‘exceptionally kind and caring’ relationships with the children attending, and praise from parents who say the nursery is ‘five star’.

Centre Director Ella Shufflebotham was happy to celebrate the achievement with her colleagues, saying: “An Outstanding rating from Ofsted shows how dedicated all our team are to delivering excellent care and education for our children. 

“We are especially pleased that the inspector noted our partnership with parents, which we believe is vital to providing every child with the best start in life.”

The report describes how children attending the nursery ‘thrive’ and benefit from a ‘broad and personalised curriculum that is tailored to their individual needs and abilities’, resulting in children who are ‘eager to join in and highly motivated to learn’.

The inspector outlined how children’s independence is encouraged at the nursery, helping to develop their skills ‘in readiness for the next stage of their learning and the move on to school’.

Communication and language skills are consistently supported, and children especially enjoy spending time outdoors at the nursery.

Plans are developed to ensure children with special educational needs and/or disabilities are ‘fully integrated into the nursery environment’. A sensory room at the centre ‘provides a calm and soothing atmosphere’ for children.

Health and wellbeing are prioritised, with children enjoying ‘healthy, home-cooked meals with meet their individual dietary requirements’ from the Busy Bees NHS accredited menus.

The centre’s management is praised as ‘extremely strong, motivated and knowledgeable’, leading a ‘dynamic and enthusiastic’ team. Together they ‘strive to enable children to be the very best they can be’.

Staff receive significant training ‘to enhance their already excellent knowledge and skills’ and children’s activities are regularly audited to ‘ensure they are purposeful and inspire children to learn’.

The full report can be viewed HERE

To find out more about Busy Bees Sutton Coldfield and book a visit, please call 0330 333 8133.