Press release from Bright Little Stars:

Established in 2013, Bright Little Stars aims to provide a happy, healthy and safe learning environment for children in a caring and creative atmosphere. We respect children as individuals and encourage them to follow our ethos of truth, love and compassion.  We are delighted to announce another ‘Outstanding in all areas’ grade has been received from Ofsted, meaning all of our nurseries who have been inspected have accomplished the highest possible accolade.  Having focussed on developing high quality standards of Early Years Care and Education for babies and young children through the implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage, our unique BLS Learning Programme, modern facilities, outdoor gardens and all-inclusive approach, we are able to support our children to gain confidence in themselves and to achieve their full potential whilst nurturing their independence.  We now eagerly await Ofsted at our newer nurseries in Harrow and Stanmore.

Since opening in March 2016, BLS Watford have worked continuously to ensure the best possible outcomes for children and we are thrilled this hard work and dedication has now been recognised by Ofsted. In their first Ofsted inspection, BLS Watford was graded OUTSTANDING in all areas which is the highest outcome achievable.  The four key areas that are assessed are Effectiveness of the Leadership and Management, Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment, Personal development, behaviour and Welfare and Outcomes for Children.

Children were observed, during the inspection, flourishing in their learning through highly stimulating and challenging activities provided by “exceptionally nurturing” and “expert staff.”  The inspector acknowledged the exceptional progress all children are making from their starting points in learning.  She also emphasised the “staff’s ultimate dedication in promoting pre-school children’s independence” ensuring they are ‘school ready’.   As part of the inspection, discussions were held with the management team, staff, children and parents around the quality of teaching, the ongoing sharing of information and the impact this has on the children’s learning.  Several parents who gave their views on the nursery praised the staff’s dedication in promoting outcomes for children.

Through reflective practice and an exceptionally dedicated, highly qualified staff team, led by an inspirational manager, the nursery has been striving to ensure high standards of Early Years Care and Education is provided to all of our Bright Little Stars on a daily basis; we still have more to do and have many further ideas to continue this journey.

We would like to say a huge thank you to the staff team at BLS Watford for their devotion and hard work and to our BLS families for your overwhelming support since the nursery opened.

For further information about Bright Little Stars Nursery in Harrow, Mill Hill, Stanmore and Watford, please visit www.brightlittlestars.com where you can also download a copy of the Watford Ofsted Inspection Report.


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