Warren Nursery and Hutch Playscheme based at St Catherine’s Hospital in Doncaster was hailed as excellent in a recent Ofsted inspection.

Inspectors described the teaching as outstanding, stating that staff were knowledgeable about the Early Years Foundation Stage, which resulted in them planning for and providing an extensive range of activities that focus on individual needs.

The report also highlighted that the children were extremely settled and happy with excellent behaviour, all because staff were highly skilled and sensitive in helping the children form strong bonds.

Glowing report

Inspector Ruth Hudson also noted that the staff were found to be able to comprehensively identify and successfully minimise potential risks that may arise and that their knowledge of signs of abuse and their responsibilities to protect were also extensive.

She went on to add that the manager and her staff shared a clear vision for the nursery and were highly motivated and celebrated achievements of the children they care for.

With strong partnerships with the children’s parents, staff ensure parents are always involved in what their children are learning.

The report finished with the inspector stating that all the school needed to do now was to excite the children’s imagination outside, providing a wider range of natural resources.

How important is it to have buy-in from staff to make sure your childcare setting is reaching its full potential?

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