A Pudsey nursery has been ranked as ‘good’ in its first Ofsted inspection.
Willow Tree Nursery, on Radcliffe Lane, opened in 2017 and was rated ‘good’ in all four categories of its inspection, including the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development and leadership and management.
Ofsted inspectors wrote:
“Children develop good levels of independence, and acquire many skills that prepare them for the future. For example, children carefully use knives to chop up fruit they have chosen for their snack. Children behave well. They listen to staff, follow instructions and are polite to their friends.”
There was also praise for the ‘strong’ partnership with parents, children’s communication and language skills are supported well, and staff knowing their individual children well and talk about them with interest and affection.
Areas for improvement include strengthening children’s communication and language skills, by allowing them more time to think and respond to questions and extending the curriculum for mathematics by providing children with more opportunities to learn about counting through play.
The full report can be read here.