Pooh Corner Day Nursery rated  Outstanding again

A REDLAND nursery that has been providing childcare for more than 30 years has earned a second Outstanding rating from Ofsted.

Pooh Corner Day Nursery in Lower Redland Road has 98 children on its books.

Inspector Karen Allen visited in January and found it to be Outstanding in all areas: quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development and leadership and management.

In her report, she praised the senior manager and leaders for their passion and commitment to providing an extremely high-quality provision.

“They constantly reflect on practice and are extremely proactive to make improvements to benefit children,” she said.

Ms Allen said nursery staff knew all the children exceptionally well and successfully implemented a well-focused curriculum. 

“Staff work exceptionally well with parents and other professionals to put in place swift support to help close any gaps in children’s learning. As a result, all children, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities and those who are bilingual, achieve the best outcomes possible from their starting points.”

The education programme  for communication and language was highlighted, as was the fostering of a love of books.

Children’s health, welfare and safety, personal development were also said to be excellent.

“Staff sensitively and successfully support children’s positive behaviour and promote children’s levels of resilience and self-esteem very effectively,” the report said.

The inspector noted that parents and carers appreciated the support they got from staff to promote children’s learning and development. They felt well informed about their children’s time at nursery and would recommend it to their friends.

The nursery’s leaders, Mary Regan, Sarah Bradley and Nina Romagnoli, said of the report: “Once again, we are Outstanding. Our dedicated management team and staff in combination with our highly child centred approach are the keys of our success! We are ever so proud of our staff and children.”