Nursery earns top Ofsted grade

RED Bus Nursery & Pre-School, in Coombe Dingle, has again been rated Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted.
The inspection place praised the quality of education and leadership and management at the nursery as well as the children’s behaviour and attitudes and personal development.

“Children are extremely happy, secure and have consistently positive attitudes to their play and learning. Staff have high aspirations for children’s development and provide an environment that helps children to flourish and thrive,” the report said.

The inspector, Marie Swindells, said that staff put children’s needs at the heart of everything they do and guided them through exciting learning experiences.

“Staff are extremely passionate, caring and very enthusiastic,” she wrote.

“Leaders and staff deliver a diverse, broad curriculum for all who attend. Children of all ages demonstrate high levels of engagement and interest.”

Liz Hogarth, Red Bus owner, said: “We have always held our own definition of what Outstanding childcare looks like – although wonderful to have it confirmed by Ofsted. It’s almost magic, creating something special, a particular culture – it doesn’t happen overnight. My aim has always been to create an exceptional cluster of nurseries, providing the best early years education by the most passionate practitioners.”