There was cause for celebration at Lavenders Day Nursery in Bedford as proud parents and practitioners learnt that the setting had achieved Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ status for the third time running, following an inspection in August.
An outcome achieved by only 16 percent of all English Early Years providers, the Ofsted inspector praised the “excellent teaching skills” of staff at the setting on Bushmead Avenue, resulting in “exceptional progress” in learning and ensuring that “no child falls behind”.
In the report, the inspector credited the support for children with special educational needs and disability as “exemplary”, whilst adding “staff communicate exceptionally well with parents and other professionals to ensure that children’s needs are consistently met.”
Partnerships with families were further admired by the inspector, observing “parents speak exceptionally highly of the nursery” whilst “children are truly respected as unique individuals”.
Ofsted inspector, Kelly Eyre explained;
“Children thrive in this inspirational nursery. Staff are committed to the aims of promoting children’s confidence and independence. This shines through in the children and they show an amazing thirst for knowledge, competently exploring and determining their learning.”
Lavenders Day Nursery Manager, Dizzie Newberry said;
“We are thrilled to be named as Outstanding by Ofsted once again and are so proud of this achievement, which recognises our commitment to providing each and every one of our children with the best possible start in life and a smooth transition to mainstream schooling.”
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