Branston Community Day Nursery was last inspected by OFSTED in January 2016 and the summary report on the nursery was good with outstanding elements and the judgement of ‘Good’ was given in all four areas. Below is an extract from ‘Personal development, behaviour and welfare’ section of the 2016 report:
The key-person system is highly effective and successfully promotes children’s well-being. All children, including babies, quickly settle on entering the nursery. The staff are good role models. They calmly help children to learn and use the nursery ‘golden rules of kindness’.
Children know and understand what staff expect of them. The many outdoor areas, such as the academy tennis courts and playing fields, provide children with extended opportunities to develop their physical skills and older children demonstrate an understanding of how to keep themselves safe. Staff promote children’s understanding of the natural world. For example, children grow carrots and pumpkins which they then pick, cook and eat. This, as well as staff taking part in local healthy eating initiatives, helps children to understand the importance of eating a healthy diet.
Reporting Inspector: Jacky Kirk – January 2016