Nursery where children build ‘strong bonds with their key person' is 'good'

Bright Futures Day Nursery in Crawshawbooth <i>(Image: Google)</i>
Bright Futures Day Nursery in Crawshawbooth (Image: Google)

A nursery where children have built ‘strong bonds with their key person’ has been deemed ‘good’ by inspectors.

Bright Futures, in Goodshaw Avenue, Crawshawbooth, has been rated ‘good’ following an Ofsted inspection in April.

Inspectors say ‘children of all ages have built strong bonds with their key person’ and are given care and attention as they arrive at nursery.

The report said: “Children develop a sense of awe and wonder of the world around them.

“Babies gaze at their reflection in mirrors and shake instruments to explore the sounds they make.

“Older children jump up and down in excitement as they express their joy at seeing a large cement mixer drive past.

“They talk about where they would like to build a house for a worm using the sticks they have collected.”

Children access a ‘wide range of experiences’ and enthusiastically join in with activities provided by a dance teacher, and talk about the regular outings they go on to the woods.

A new curriculum has been put in place which focuses on gathering information about their interests and used to plan purposeful learning experiences.

The report did note while staff have received training and support, at times staff do not use what they know about children's interests and next steps in their teaching.

Children get immersed in early literacy experiences, with staff reading aloud to toddlers while their lunch is being served.

Staff promote equality and celebrate the uniqueness of the children and families who attend.

The report said: “They take time to talk to children about events and celebrations that they have experienced at home.

“Older children share with staff their excitement about an upcoming holiday.

“Babies smile as staff talk about a recent religious celebration that they enjoyed.

“Parents describe the nursery as being 'inclusive and loving'.

“Children are beginning to understand and appreciate the diverse world in which they live.”

The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.