Childbase Partnership - best in UK for quality early years care and education

Number 1 Nursery World league tables

Childbase Partnership has been rated No.1 in UK league tables for the quality of its early years care and education in 44-day nurseries in the South of England.

Topping the Nursery World Magazine League tables – the only national report produced annually on the Ofsted inspection results for group providers – the award-winning employee-owned company has all its setting currently rated Outstanding or Good.

A delighted Emma Rooney, Childbase Partnership Chief Executive Officer explained, the achievement is personal to all 2,000 plus employee-owners at the company and testament to their continuous commitment to excellence.

“Results like this do not happen by chance and are not confined to just one day of inspection every four to six years. My colleagues are committed to, and passionate about, delivering the best possible care and early education to the children and families in our nurseries every day of the week,” she said.

The top rating follows changes to both the Early Years Framework and the Ofsted post-pandemic lockdowns inspection process and after a year when the number of Outstanding grades amongst the 25 largest group providers fell from 369 in the 2023 League tables to 319.

The league table success follows last year’s bumper crop of awards for Childbase Partnership which is a Sunday Times top 10 Best Place the Work, Number 14 in the UK Great Place to Work Awards, Eco-Schools ‘Early Years Provider of the Year’.


Cedars Day Nursery - Leighton Buzzard

We prioritise the importance of outdoor play at Cedars Day Nursery in Leighton Buzzard. All children at our Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ nursery have access to our large, natural garden area on a daily basis as we recognise the impact that being outdoors has on a child’s social, emotional and physical development. The children enjoy planting vegetables and tasting their produce, served by our dedicated Nursery Chef.

Cedars Day Nursery, Mentmore Rd, Leighton Buzzard LU7 2PA

Tel:  01525 850200