As we only became the owners of Wellingborough Day Nursery in October, we are still awaiting our first Ofsted inspection. It’s likely to take place sometime in April, 6 months after we began this journey, and we will keep you posted.
We have, however, just been visited by a member of the Early Years team at Northamptonshire County Council and are delighted to have received her report. We thought you might like to read a few snippets:
“There has been a marked improvement since my last visit to the setting. Investment in quality resources has been a starting point but the ethos of the setting has been changed by valuing everybody’s contributions and supporting staff to become more reflective and effective practitioners. The emotional environment has improved as much as the physical one. Well done. “
“The key person system has been strengthened and children appear to be more engaged and involved. The emotional environment is now more supportive with children understanding the boundaries and being helped to remember the rules that keep themselves and other children safe. “
“Only one member of staff has left since the takeover (related to the previous owner), this demonstrates the owner and manager’s approach which analyses staff development needs and puts in place supportive strategies. Staff are benefiting from more availability of resources and an attitude on behalf of the management which sees staff as the most important resource in the setting and one to be developed and supported. Great management and you are to be commended on your focus on quality which shines out throughout the setting. “