Our excellent day nursery in Tatsfield has just received the results of their first ever Ofsted report and guess what?
It was outstanding!
Now, this is not just an impressive result, it’s an incredible result! Ofsted first inspections are rarely “outstanding”, in fact less than 5% receive such a recommendation so we, here at Monkey Puzzle Towers want to offer owner Sharon Menteath, and her magnificent team HUGE congratulations for all the hard work they have carried out to achieve an outstanding rating.
The Ofsted report highlighted the key areas that formed part of their outstanding rating, which were…
- The inspirational leadership of the manager drives the excellent standards of this nursery. The manager provides staff with individual support and mentoring to ensure they are exceptionally knowledgeable and confident in their role. Highly reflective practice raises children’s outcomes even further.
- Staff provide a challenging and stimulating environment, and they consistently encourage children to lead their own play and learning. Children are extremely well motivated, demonstrate high levels of perseverance and make exceptional progress from their developmental starting points.
- Children are extremely independent and enjoy a range of responsibilities. For example, they show extreme confidence in preparing their own snacks and enthusiastically wash up after snack from a very young age.
- Staff have excellent relationships with parents. They involve them completely in their children’s learning and value their preferences and suggestions. Highly effective communication methods, such as children’s precise next steps in development and extremely informative newsletters, ensure that parents are aware of their children’s experiences at the nursery.
- Support to children who have special educational needs is exceptional. Management and staff demonstrate an excellent commitment to working in partnership with children and their families and other early years professionals.
If you want to find out more about the “outstanding” Tatsfield Monkey Puzzle day nursery, visit their website. You can also see if there is a Monkey Puzzle Day Nursery on your doorstep by checking out our locations page.
You can read the full report on the Ofsted website.