Ingleby Barwick Nursery are awarded OUTSTANDING by Ofsted!


Ingleby Barwick Children’s Day Nursery has been awarded the highest award OUTSTANDING by OFSTED

Ingleby Barwick Children’s Day Nursery which is owned by Nunthorpe Nurseries Group was inspected at end of October and was judged Outstanding in every area.

Outstanding praise was given in all areas of the inspection and the report reflects upon the exceptional standards within the nursery and states that children learn the skills they need for their future learning and are extremely well prepared in readiness for school.

The inspector commented that the quality of teaching, learning and assessment is outstanding and staff have excellent understanding of the Early Years Foundation Stage and in their role in promoting children’s learning within the nursery. The report also comments on the excellent and robust tracking systems in place that help all staff to identify gaps in learning and implement highly successful strategies to enable all children to thrive and reach their full potential and are making rapid progress in their learning and development. This is backed up by the nursery being lead and managed by Kat Lovell-Spencer who is very proactive in leading, supporting and motivating staff to meet the needs of all children who attend.

The team of staff provide a highly stimulating environment both indoors and outdoors, with ample opportunities and resources for play and exploration. They plan high-quality play activities ensuring that they follow the interests of the children which keeps them focused and engaged whilst developing new skills and enhancing confidence. The Nursery also offers Signing Tots, Funky Feet, Early Movers, Spanish lessons, as well as an early reading and phonics scheme.

Nunthorpe Nurseries Group management team are very proud of all the staff and their achievement. The staff are all very passionate, committed and they put the children at the heart of everything they do.