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WE1 Early Years

Outstanding result for Bright Horizons Day Nursery in Rugby

Congratulations to all the staff at Bright Horizons Rugby Day Nursery and Preschool who recently received ‘Outstanding’ judgements across all the four inspection areas - quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development and leadership and management.

Ofsted stated:

Children make exceptional progress. The extensive learning opportunities provided ensure children build excellent skills. Staff plan a curriculum that captures children's interest and enhances their learning.

Parents play an active role in their child's learning and share their interests and learning at home. Staff use this alongside their own observations to plan activities to enhance their all-round development.

Teaching is superb. Staff continually model the use of good language. They ask children questions to encourage their thought processes and allow them time to think about their answer before they respond.

Children also learn to use simple sign language as a means of communication. This provides excellent support for children with special educational needs and/or disabilities. The care that staff provide to support children with particular needs is a strength.

Staff work cohesively with parents and other professionals to ensure care and learning opportunities are always targeted appropriately to support their progress.

Partnership with parents is superb. Parents speak highly of the wonderful care that staff provide and feel so pleased to have been given a placement at the nursery. They are delighted with the service and particularly like the involvement they have through workshops and the recent introduction of webinars to explore a variety of topics. Parents' thoughts and opinions are actively sought.

The well-being of staff is a high priority. The manager values her team of highly qualified staff and places great importance on ensuring that they feel supported and that their opinions are important.

Professional development opportunities enable staff to continually build on their knowledge and skills, which benefits the nursery immensely and helps to raise outcomes for children.

Children learn to care for themselves and others. They are selected each day to take on specific tasks.

Children learn about the importance of being active and enjoy activities such as yoga. They choose when they wish to play outdoors and benefit from plenty of fresh air and exercise each day.

You can read the full report on Ofsted's website here.


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