30 May 2024

Amesbury nursery turns around Ofsted grade

In their latest inspection, Ofsted inspectors have graded Little Druids Nursery in Amesbury as good.

The new grading follows a period of improvement since an Ofsted inspection graded the setting as inadequate in September 2022.

Staff have worked ‘tirelessly’ since then to improve things, and Ofsted praised aspects of the nursery.

The report said, “Staff have high expectations of children. They help them make relationships with their friends and overcome conflict. For example, children want to play with the same toys in the role-play area. At first, they struggle to share. Staff model how they can overcome this by offering suggestions and ways to play together. Children listen and respond positively.

“Parents speak highly of the communication they receive from the setting. Staff share children’s next steps of development with parents to further their learning at home.”

Veebs, the nursery’s manager was individually praised for the work and processes they have put in place. “The manager has developed an ambitious curriculum for children, including children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). She is clear about what she wants children to learn while they are at the nursery.

“The manager makes sure that staff understand how to deliver the curriculum. Staff enable children to remember and build on what they already know. For example, when children are making play dough, staff remind them of their previous learning. Children delight in being able to remember important knowledge and processes.”

You can read the full report here – https://files.ofsted.gov.uk/v1/file/50239220

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Andy Munns
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Written by Andy Munns