Its with our pleasure we are able to release our latest Ofsted inspection rating for Hedgerow Nursery, Coventry. Rated Ofsted Outstanding
Leaders and managers aspire to provide excellent learning and care for the children in the nursery. They have created a, ‘can do’ culture and empower staff to use their initiative to provide the best possible outcomes for children. Knowledgeable staff use expert practice to promote children’s learning and care. They
know the children well and understand when to move them on to the next stage in their learning.
Staff are astute at noting and assessing the attainments of children, including those who have special educational needs or disability. They work diligently to close gaps in learning so that children make exceptional progress from their starting points. Children are cared for in an extremely welcoming, inviting environment with exciting resources indoors and outside. They learn and play in imaginative ways, such as using real pots and cooking equipment in the mud kitchen.
Children have exceptional opportunities to develop their understanding of communities. They learn to greet others in a range of languages and they design displays featuring flags of many countries, including some that reflect children’s diverse backgrounds. Children develop impressive levels of independence. They quickly find their belongings because photographs and labels are displayed at their level where these can be easily seen. All children, including babies have opportunities to select resources for play activities.
The partnerships with parents are extremely successful. Parents are full of praise for the excellent communication that ensures children’s learning needs are met fully. They value the genuine, ‘family atmosphere’ and how well children’s safety and care are managed by the staff. Parents say that children flourish in the nursery.