All providers who offer care and education must be registered with and inspected by Ofsted – Office for Standards in Education. Ofsted believes that inspection is the best way to serve the public through encouraging high standards and helping settings to improve and succeed.
Ofsted checks that regulatory requirements are being met – things such as staff qualifications, ratio’s and First Aid requirements – and that the premises are safe and secure. In addition, Ofsted look at the quality of the provision and make a judgement on this, which is then published in a report. They look at the learning that is taking place, how that learning is presented, and if it puts children’s needs and interests at the forefront. Inspectors look at the quality of teaching offered by individual practitioners and the team as a whole, evaluating how well practitioners know the children in their care, the experiences children arrive with, and how effectively they plan for, and deliver, children’s future learning and development.
Here at The Nursery Family we employ an Ofsted registered inspector who works together with our Director of Care and Education to make sure our nurseries give all children the best possible start to their education. We see inspections as a positive opportunity to demonstrate our strengths and quality.
Receiving an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rating (the highest possible) is a rare and difficult thing to achieve so we are especially proud to have been awarded ‘Outstanding’ on 3 consecutive inspections at our Lower Beeding nursery, with all our settings receiving the second highest judgement of ‘Good”.
Please follow the links below to read our Ofsted reports.
Ashington Day Nursery & Pre-School – View report
Lancing Day Nursery & Pre-School – View report
Lower Beeding Day Nursery & Pre-School – View report
Purbrook Day Nursery & Pre-School – View report
Shoreham Day Nursery & Pre-School – View report
Southwater Day Nursery & Pre-School – View report