Bexhill nursery rated “exceptional” by Ofsted – here’s why
Education inspectors recently visited Charters Ancaster Nursery and Forestry School in Gunters Lane before releasing their report.
In his report, Ofsted Inspector Jo Caswell said: “Children are thriving in this exceptional nursery. Staff fully respect, welcome and celebrate the unique characteristics and personality of each child.
“Children are very motivated to learn. They develop an immense thirst for knowledge. They ask questions and show real enthusiasm for learning. The staff encourage them every day to do their best.
“The highly professional team of staff means the children know the adults who take good care of them and are extremely comfortable around them.
“The head of the crèche is highly respected by both the staff and the parents. She is dynamic in her approach to the management of the nursery and works tirelessly with her
team to deliver the highest quality standards.
“Staff respond quickly to the changing needs of children. After confinement, some children needed extra support to develop their communication skills. Staff
worked closely with parents and a speech therapist. As a result, the children made rapid progress and any gaps in their learning were quickly filled.
“The kids are making remarkable progress from the moment they started. The staff are highly qualified, with a good number of graduates. They have an impressive array of talents and are very dedicated to children.
The inspector also said the children’s behavior was “flawless”.
She added: “They are kind, courteous, polite and respectful.”
Mike Crump, Chairman of the Trustees of Charters Ancaster, said: “The Trustees are absolutely delighted with the results of Ofsted’s inspection and the comprehensive report we have just received.
“We are grateful to the staff community, parents and children of the nursery for all of their continued efforts and support. This is an extremely deserved result, especially as the past year and a half has been particularly difficult during the pandemic.
“It is good to know that the exceptional quality of care and education in our nursery has been recognized and applauded. We now look forward to celebrating and building on our success over the coming year. “