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Redland Nursery’s Ofsted report joy
12:00pm Friday 10th August 2012 in News
A Chippenham nursery is celebrating after being judged ‘outstanding’ in all areas of support for young children.
Redland Nursery, in Brook Street, got the praise after an official inspection by Ofsted – with inspectors giving staff no notice at all before turning up on the doorstep.
The team received the highest possible grades in every single section, meaning that the provision is of exceptionally high quality.
The nursery, managed by Barnardo’s, hopes the praise will encourage even more interest from local families.
Project administrator Lia-nne Hegarty said: “Our last Ofsted was a long time ago, so we had been expecting an inspection, but nurseries don’t get much notice at all.
“A lot of hard work goes into the nursery, but we were all absolutely stunned when we got the results back.”
The report said: “This is a highly inclusive nursery which makes excellent provision for children’s care, learning and development, particularly those with special educational needs and/or disabilities.”
Mrs Hegarty said: “The girls working with the children are all amazing. Their dedication is inspiring.”
She said that, despite the top-notch results, the nursery will continue to improve.
“We want to keep getting better,” she said.
Barnardo’s nursery manager Tracey Major said: “Everyone is delighted with the results of the inspection.
“We hope local families will be impressed.”
Redland Nursery is open 52 weeks a year from 8am-6pm and includes the Ladybirds room for two to three-year-olds and the Rainbows pre-school for three to five year-olds, as well as a colourful sensory room and a large outdoor play area.