The owner of a nursery in Ely is “extremely proud” after receiving an overall rating of ‘good’ in their first Ofsted inspection. 

Cathedral View Childcare, which opened in November 2018, is a small scale childcare provider and is designed to give children a place to thrive that is truly a home from home environment. 

The setting was inspected on May 4, and received the rating of ‘good’ across all five areas of inspection. 

In the report, it states that children enjoy a “warm welcome” from the management and staff when they arrive at the nursery. 

Whilst there, they develop a “keen interest in books and reading stories”. “They learn to join in with repeated phrases and recite the text from their favourite books. 

The management team “continually” reflects on practice and they offer guidance to staff where they “identify that a little additional support is needed”. 

Owner and manager of Cathedral View Childcare, Hayley Pierson, said: “Since opening in 2018 we have worked hard to build a setting that fosters children's independence and one in which all children are able to thrive.  

“We have been lucky enough to have a dedicated and well qualified team of educators and wonderful families, both past and present, who have each had input in developing our nursery into what it is today.” 

Partnerships with parents was reported as “good”, adding that parents comment positively about the nursery and all members of staff. 

“They say their children are settled and very happy. Parents are delighted with the progress their children make.” 

The arrangements for safeguarding at the setting are “effective”. Staff have a “clear understanding of child protection including the wider aspects such as differing cultural practices.” 

Hayley added: “I am extremely proud of my team for helping us to achieve this grading and what we feel is a great first inspection report".