Our Ofsted Report
We are very proud of the “OUTSTANDING” rating we achieved at Watermead Nursery. Below are a couple of findings from the report:
Safeguarding of children is outstanding because staff know the procedures and a robust policy is in place, reviewed and updated regularly. Safety is highly effective because the premises are secure with highly efficient systems and staff are extremely vigilant regarding access.
Children are highly confident and show an excellent level of independence for their age, as a result of the exceptional and vibrant learning environment. Outdoor play is a key feature, providing innovative opportunities for children to play with natural materials to enhance their imagination and sensory skills.
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Watermead Nursery 2013
Watermead Day Nurseries was registered as OUTSTANDING with Ofsted under the National Standards for Daycare in September 2013. Both the registration certificate and details are displayed in the office for anyone to view or can be found here.
Ofsted carry out periodic inspections of childcare facilities nationally in order to ensure requirements are being met for safety, learning and development. During inspections Ofsted visit the setting where they:
Observe the children at play
Talk to the staff, management and the children
Observe how nursery staff interact with the children
Check the children’s level of understanding and if they take part in learning
Talk to the staff about the children’s knowledge, skill and abilities
Observe care routines and how they’re used to support children’s personal development
Evaluate the knowledge within the setting of the early year’s foundation stage
From this they rate the setting outstanding, good, satisfactory and inadequate.
However, this does not mean we can be complacent. We consider the requirements to obtain this rating a bare minimum and every day we aim to improve the nursery and its facilities so that we can continue to provide the very best care for all the children here. As good as an outstanding rating is, we continually strive to make Watermead Nursery and Brook Farm House Pre-School the best, with the ultimate aim to make it a centre of excellence for childcare in the Midlands.