Buckshaw Nursery was formed and built in July 2011 to provide leading day nursery care for children from birth to 5 years. The main aim of the nursery is to create a secure environment where the children can gain a foundation in education and social skills, preparing them for lower school.
We received an ‘Outstanding in all Areas’ grading from Ofsted at our initial Inspection within the first year of opening. At our second Inspection in May 2016 we once again received the same grade which is a testament to the knowledge of our Early Years practitioners led by an inspirational management team.
All our nursery Practitioners are qualified in Early Years Care and Education; they are also qualified in Safeguarding to ensure we recognise their roles and responsibilities of keeping children safe. We also have two Senior Practitioners qualified to a higher level who take the lead in any concerns raised.
Children enjoy a close bond and attachment with staff and are supported superbly during their moves within the nursery and onto school. They settle in quickly and develop a strong sense of identity and belonging. Ofsted Inspection Report 2016
We also employ two practitioners with Early Years Teacher status, who are specialists in early childhood development, and are responsible for organising and leading high-quality teaching practice in our setting.
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. Ofsted Inspection Report 2016
We are part of The Lead Practitioner Scheme was established to contribute to the continued development of high quality practice within the Early Years Foundation Stage in all the Lancashire area. As a setting, we have been selected to offer support to other Early Years Foundation Stage practitioners by acting as exemplars and sharing good practice.
Our ethos as a Nursery is to ensure we make a lasting, positive difference to children’s wellbeing, learning and development.
Our playrooms are age-appropriate and the age of each group is approximate which allows us to consider the development needs of the children rather than their age. Staff in each room have the responsibility for a small group of children (Key Worker System):
We consider that parents are the primary educators of their child and must be involved in their development and experiences, as such we work in close partnership with all parents. Parents are encouraged to keep their child’s Key Worker up-to-date with their child’s growing interests and developments at home. These can be given verbally to staff, or added electronically to your child’s Learning Journey. Staff are always available to give feedback about your child at the end of the day and in return we welcome feedback from parents.
Monthly Newsletters are given regularly to update you on any forthcoming events and there are several other ways to be involved in your child’s learning at the Nursery, such as:
We welcome parent’s comments at all times to enhance the high quality service we offer.