St. Paul's Community Development Trust

St. Barnabas Site welcomed Ofsted in January 2017 and maintained their GOOD rating.

Nursery staff demonstrated their professionalism and dedication to ensuring the highest standards’ of care & support for children attending St. Barnabas Nursery.

Some of the things the inspector said were;

  • The bright and inviting indoor environment is well resourced and used effectively by staff

  • Children benefit from the warm relationships they have with staff which gives them confidence to develop new skills.

  • Staff support children who speak English as an additional language and those who have special educational needs or disabilities well.

  • Staff work effectively with other professionals to gain specific information to help them meet children’s individual needs

  • Staff work effectively with other professionals to gain specific information to help them meet children’s individual needs

  • Partnerships with parents are well established. There are good two-way systems for sharing information about children’s needs and achievements.

  • Staff encourage parents to extend children’s learning at home. For example, children enjoy taking books and a travelling teddy bear home to share with their family.

  • The nursery regularly organises visits in the local area, for example, to the community farm, shops, schools and church. This helps children develop a strong understanding of the community they belong to and builds their confidence about moving on to primary education.

St. Paul’s Trust Chief Executive Dave Cusack said:

“I popped down to say hello to the inspector and what I witnessed was a dedicated staff team just doing what they do best, working with the children, developing their skills and ensuring that the children had fun, the fact that Ofsted were in the building was of no concern to the staff who just have the well being of the children at the centre of all they do. I am proud of our nursery services and this report endorses the high quality provision provided by St Paul’s.”

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