There was cause for celebration at Seabrook Day Nursery in Luton as proud parents and practitioners learnt that the setting had achieved Ofsted-rated ‘Outstanding’ status for the fourth time running, following an inspection in April.
A result achieved by only 17 percent of all English Early Years providers, the Ofsted inspector praised the “high levels of independence and confidence” of children within their age-appropriate nursery rooms and commended the devoted Lewsey Road staff team for their “outstanding knowledge of child development”.
In the report, the inspector credited the skills of staff to “adapt the curriculum fluidly to capture children’s interest”, as well as ability to support children through the early identification of additional needs, with a range of strategies to suit each individual.
Partnerships with families were also admired by the inspector, who described parents as “very happy with the care and education children receive”, adding “they feel totally involved in their child’s learning journey”, also noting the support offered throughout the pandemic.
Ofsted Inspector, Lisa Smith explained;
“Children thrive in this outstanding setting. All children make rapid progress in all areas of their learning and development. From the moment children begin their journey, staff ensure all individual children’s needs are thoroughly met. Staff take time to get to know children and their families. They use this information effectively to ensure all children settle swiftly.”
Seabrook Day Nursery Manager, Emma Brodigan, who the inspector applauded as being an “excellent support” with a “clear understanding of the curriculum intent”, said;
“We are thrilled to be named as Outstanding by Ofsted once again. I am 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