Bensham Grove Daycare - Ofsted Report

Ofsted Inspection Report

We were last inspected by Ofsted in November 2013.

We were judged to be an Outstanding School.

Parents are highly appreciative of all that this nursery offers. One view, reflecting the thoughts of parents, refers to children who are ’happy, supported, safe and well taught’ in a school where ‘staff can be praised and best practices recognised’.

The achievement of all children is outstanding. Improvements to how children learn have had a very positive impact on children’s independent learning and their understanding of letters, sounds and numbers.

Whatever their starting points, each child receives the appropriate care and support they need to make excellent progress in all areas of learning.

Teaching is outstanding because staff reflect on the day together and make sure that learning moves on quickly from their observations of what individual children show they can do.

The outside environment is particularly exciting and provides wonderful opportunities to investigate, explore and question the natural world.

Behaviour and safety are excellent. As they play and carry out tasks, children learn to take measured risks as they use different tools safely.

Children have secure and caring relationships with staff and this helps them to grow into confident and independent learners.

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is central to learning. Children are encouraged to reflect upon new situations they encounter as they play together and make friends.

The headteacher is inspirational. Staff and governors share her clear direction for the school. Raising the quality of teaching has ensured that children’s interests and assessments determine their next learning needs.

Assessments are regular and there is a clear overview of the progress of all children and of individuals. The progress of specific groups of children is not as clearly demonstrated.



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