RYE’S Pugwash Nursery won praise from inspectors in a recent Ofsted report.
Because of changes in the way Ofted operate, the nursery git a surprise visit from inspectors on October 22.
Manager Sarah Luff said: Because we were not expecting it, what they saw was a snapshot of a normal day at the nursery.”
The report that followed praised the nursery with an overall outcome of ‘Good’ with elements that were ‘Outstanding’.
The inspector was positive about the nursery, the practitioners and made observations about how the children were playing in both the baby room and the pre-school room. Ofsted said “The staff have a good impact of the children’s learning and progress , this is because they are knowledgeable about the children’s expected level of development” and “Babies explore their environment using treasure baskets and lots of soft play equipment, they chuckle heartily as they play peek a boo with staff”
The inspector also commented that “Staff are effective in providing a well-resourced welcoming environment which encourages learning” and “The manager seeks views from parents and children as well as from working partners to help identify challenges for the nursery to improve”
The report said children are happy and settled because they have good relationships with the caring, sensitive staff and observed staff use good procedures to engage parents in their children’s learning.
Sarah Luff said: “I am extremely proud of my team and would like to personally thank them for all their hard work at the nursery. The staff are all highly skilled and make such a positive impact on the children they work with.
“I would also like to thank parents and carers for their continued support and the bank of other professionals that we work with day to day at the setting. All of these brilliant people are what make Pugwash Nursery so special and it is humbling to think that we are making such a positive difference to children and their families.”
Senior Prationer Francesca Freestone said: “I have worked at the nursery for nearly nine years and I love the nice atmosphere at the nursery where children are enjoying play and engaged in their learning.”
Pugwash Nursery can be found tucked away behind Rye Primary School. The nursery is well equipped and takes children from 0-5 years following the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. The nursery works closely with the children’s centre and the children enjoy planting in the allotment and playing with all of the fantastic toys and resources they have at the nursery. The nursery has limited spaces available so call to arrange an appointment today 01424 725020.