Ofsted success for Little Millers Nursery

Posted Thursday, August 25, 2022 7:42 AM

Ofsted success for Little Millers Nursery

Staff and children at Little Millers Day Nursery are celebrating after their nursery was rated ‘Good’ in all areas by Ofsted.

Little Millers Day Nursery, based on the King’s Mill Hospital site in Sutton-in-Ashfield, received the happy news after an unannounced visit from Ofsted inspectors on Wednesday 13 July.

The report concluded that children enjoy their time at the nursery, develop good relationships with their friends and all children are making good progress from their starting points. The report noted that parents were positive about the care their children receive, feel their children are developing their communication skills, making good progress and are ready for school.

The inspector also found that staff understand how to implement the nursery curriculum to help children continually learn and gain further knowledge. They know the children well and have planned appropriate next steps that build on what children already know and can do.

The latest report confirmed that arrangements for safeguarding are effective and that staff have a robust understanding of the possible signs that may indicate a child is at risk of harm.

The ‘Good’ rating represents a quick turnaround for the nursery after a previous report rated the nursery as inadequate.

Ofsted specifically praised the positive approach the team has taken to the last inspection in the report, after a robust action plan was designed between the Trust and nursery staff to address the points raised ahead of last month’s reinspection.

Deborah Hall, manager of Little Millers Nursery, said: “Little Millers Nursery has a long and proud history of providing good and outstanding care and we are delighted to see that our Ofsted rating has been restored to a level that we feel more accurately reflects the quality of care we provide our families.

“This achievement is testament to the hard work of our skilled and experienced staff who I would like to thank for their continued commitment to providing safe and high-quality childcare.

“I would also like to thank our Little Millers families for the overwhelming support they have given our staff. They can be assured that their children are in safe hands and they are making good progress ready for their next step at school.”

Work has now begun within the nursery to restore the nursery’s previous ‘Outstanding’ status in-time for its next planned reinspection over the next six years, in-line with Ofsted reinspection schedules.

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