‘Good’ times at Wilburton nursery Beach Babies following glowing Ofsted report

Beach Babies nursery in Wilburton is celebrating after getting a 'good' grading in its latest Ofsted

Beach Babies nursery in Wilburton is celebrating after getting a 'good' grading in its latest Ofsted report. - Credit: Archant

Christmas has come early at a nursery in Wilburton after it scored a ‘good’ rating in its first Ofsted report.

Beach Babies, on Stretham Road, was opened in 2014 and scored ‘good’ across all four categories of Ofsted’s report after it was visited in October.

Lead inspector, Veronica Sharpe, said the nursery’s management team has “high aspirations,” and that it “strives to raise the quality of provision in the nursery” through ongoing evaluation.

Ms Sharpe said staff use their teaching skills “effectively,” and that they “get to know the children well and provide activities that make use of children’s interess and abilities.”

She also said the 37 children at the nursery are “welcomed into a positive, happy and welcoming environment,” and that their self-esteem is “well promoted.”

Support given to children with educational needs and disabilities was also praised, with Ms Sharpe’s report saying that children “benefit from highly effective support” and that there is a “strong commitment” to additional training.

Carolyn Evans, manager, said: “We are delighted to have achieved such a positive report and strong rating from Ofsted in our first inspection.

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“Our team are proud of Beach Babies and it is welcome news that Ofsted recognise all of the wonderful things that we do for the young children in our care.

“We create a warm, nurturing, caring and educational environment and we believe that every child has the right to a healthy and happy childhood.

“This report is an early Christmas present for us all and all the staff are delighted, and continue to strive for excellence.”

The nursery fell short on achieving an ‘outstanding’ grading because “not all staff have the confidence to spontaneously adapt activities and routines to ensure that all children have consistently rewarding learning experiences.”