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Ofsted say we are OUTSTANDING in 'every available area'


STAFF at Buckshaw Village Nursery are delighted to announce that Ofsted have rated the nursery as Outstanding in every possible area.

This fantastic result was given for the inspection that took place on the 4th May.

It is the second time running for the Nursery, based at The Hub, here in Chorley to be given the Outstanding report from the government watchdog.

Outstanding in All Areas

The Ofsted Inspection highlighted the fact that the nursery was Outstanding in the following areas; effectiveness of leadership and management; quality of teaching, learning and assessment; personal development, behaviour and welfare; outcomes for children and learners.

Julie Wilde, Nursery Co-Ordinator said: “To secure two ‘Outstanding’ judgements in a row takes a lot of hard work and team effort, our Inspection on the day was a very ‘pressurised’ as we only have the one day to tell/show the Inspector everything that we have done since the last Inspection, and any areas that we are currently working on.

“The Inspector said in the feedback to us that she was extremely impressed with the knowledge of our Nursery Practitioners, and their keenness to share it with her, so much so that she wrote 15,000 words on the day!”

Improvements continue across the nursery and club

Inspector Cath Palster said the nursery management were passionate about the children’s development.

She wrote in her report: “The inspirational management team has high expectations and are passionate about maintaining the highest levels of achievement for all children. Staff are highly reflective and this contributes towards sustained, ongoing improvement across the nursery and club.

“Staff provide an environment that is nurturing and welcoming. They share ongoing information with parents to establish children’s care needs and routines from the start. Staff are superb role models of behaviour and value and celebrate children’s achievements. They show kindness and consideration to each other and play together cooperatively.”

Staff are well-qualified at the early years establishment

Buckshaw Village Nursery was registered in 2011. The nursery and out-of-school club employ 29 members of childcare staff. Of these, 28 hold appropriate early years qualifications at level 3 or above. This includes three with early years professional status or qualified teacher status, three hold a qualification at level 6 and eight hold a qualification at level 4.

Julie added: “We would just like to say a massive Thank You to all you parents and carers for your support in the five years that we have been open, with a particular mention to those of you who spoke to – or emailed – the Inspector on the day.

“We don’t know what information you shared with her, but it obviously helped! Also huge Thanks to our fantastic staff team, without their relentless dedication, hard work and team effort  we would not have received this judgement.”

Read the full report by clicking here