Ofsted Report

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills. They ensure that schools and colleges provide quality education and training for our youth.

The latest report for Buchanan Street from August 2017 can be viewed here

The latest report for Carr Street from March 2018 can be viewed here

 

Extract from the Buchanan Street report

 Summary of key findings for parents

 

 This provision is good

Strong partnerships with outside agencieare very effective in supporting individual children and their families. This is particularly evident for children who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. Managers are pro-active in building relationships with health professionals so they can even more precisely meet children's learning needs. Children's health and well-being are highly prioritised. The nursery recently achieved local award for effectively promoting children's health. Staff develop children'awareness of healthy eating and dental care. They encourage daily physicaactivity. Children have access to a superb range of resources throughout the nursery. As a result of additional training, managers have increased the amount of naturaand open-ended resources. This helpchildren to choose their own, creative ways tplay. Managers have established good methods of enhancing staff performanceRegular, effective supervisions and observations of teaching, help to identify staff training needs. Training is well matched in helping experienced staff develop their skills further.

Extract from the Carr Street report

 Summary of key findings for parents

 This provision is good

The manager has high expectations for the nursery. She is organised and proactive in heapproach. She leads a team of well-qualified, dedicated and long-serving staffThihelps to support children's emotional well-being. Children are happy and well settled. Partnerships with parents and otheprofessionals involved in children's learning and carare well established. Staff regularly share information about children's learning and progress. This two-way flow of information supportchildren's continued gooprogress. The learning environments arwarm, welcoming and attractively arranged. Thisupports children tmake independent choices in their play. Children demonstrate high levels of self-confidencand self-esteem. They enter enthusiastically and quickly settlat their chosen activity. Clear self-evaluation is in place and includes the views of parents, children and staff. This allows the manager to makchanges that benefit children and their familiethmost. Stafare excellent role models who treat children with kindness and respect. Children behave well, have good manners and are kind and courteous.