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Busy Bees nursery's Ofsted praise

PUBLISHED: 18:36 01 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:12 03 July 2010

BUSY Bees Day Nursery at the James Paget University Hospital is celebrating after receiving a “Good” Ofsted result following an inspection last month.

The nursery was awarded good marks for its commitment to working in partnership with parents, and inspectors also praised the nursery saying: “Parents are welcome and kept up-to-date through a daily chat with staff and their child's key person.

BUSY Bees Day Nursery at the James Paget University Hospital is celebrating after receiving a “Good” Ofsted result following an inspection last month.

The nursery was awarded good marks for its commitment to working in partnership with parents, and inspectors also praised the nursery saying: “Parents are welcome and kept up-to-date through a daily chat with staff and their child's key person.”

The nursery also received good marks for helping the children to be healthy. Ofsted said: “Children enjoy a healthy lifestyle at the nursery. The chef takes pride in preparing an attractive and varied range of snacks and meals which are adapted to children's dietary requirements and help to promote healthy eating. Mealtimes are happy and relaxed with staff joining in with the children, encouraging them to try new items and developing social skills.”

Ofsted also gave the nursery good marks for helping the children enjoy and achieve, saying: “Children make good progress in all area of their learning and development,” and “There is a richness of culture and language within the nursery.”

Inspectors also gave the nursery good marks for implementing the EYFS to help the children learn and develop, and aiding the children in developing skills that will contribute to future economic well-being.

“Smiles, gestures and the repetition of new words help little children gain confidence with early communication skills as they play with treasure baskets and explore how early years toys move and make sounds.”

Describing the nursery overall, Ofsted remarked: “Overall the quality of the provision is good. Children are well supported and their uniqueness is valued and respected…. Children's welfare and safety are high priorities.”

Nursery manager Rebecca Batley said: “We are really pleased with the result, and feel it is well deserved. All the staff at the nursery work hard, and recognise that the children's health and safety is of the greatest importance. We value the partnership we have with parents, and will continue in our commitment to providing quality childcare in a clean and safe environment.”

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