Staff and children at Busy Bees daycare centre in Fulwell are celebrating after being rated outstanding in all areas by Ofsted.

The education watchdog recognised how all staff show enthusiasm and commitment to providing exceptional care for children, which impressed inspectors.

Joanna Brown, who manages the setting, said: “We are just thrilled with the report.

“I have got a very strong team of well qualified staff who are committed to giving high quality childcare to all the children.”

She added that it was a huge boost for the staff when an independent person comes in and praises the work they are doing.

The report stated: “All staff show enthusiasm and commitment to providing exceptional care. The revised monitoring procedures are robust and help ensure that staff constantly track children’s progress and swiftly identify and address any gaps in learning.

“The quality of teaching is excellent. The staff team is well qualified, knowledgeable and demonstrates comprehensive skills that help promote children’s rapid progress.”

Inspectors also praised the strength of the setting’s partnership with parents, adding: “Extensive communication systems continually keep parents informed of any changes, achievements and future developments.

“Children establish extremely secure attachments with adults. They demonstrate significantly high levels of confidence and self-esteem.”

The report stated how managers regularly observe staff practice and that staff benefit greatly from ongoing support and training, which helps them become more confident in their roles.

Inspectors also described how children’s behaviour was exemplary, adding: “Staff are excellent role models. They value children’s views and provide plentiful praise and encouragement.

“Staff promote inclusion extremely effectively. Partnerships with external agencies are strong and support excellent outcomes for children.”


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