Ofsted 'Outstanding' rating at first attempt - Once upon a time

Ofsted 'Outstanding' rating at first attempt

Once upon a time white house farm

Once upon a time nursery school on White House Farm, Norwich, was visited by Ofsted inspectors on Friday, 29 November 2019 and has been rated as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas.

Julie Banbury, owner and Director of Care and Education, was absolutely delighted with the report. “The nursery opened in the summer of 2017 and has been incredibly successful from day one. To be rated ‘Outstanding’ following our first inspection is a true reflection of all the hard work put in by the whole team.”

The Ofsted Inspector said “The management team has high expectations and works tirelessly to ensure children have the very best experiences at nursery”.

Debbie Kennedy, the Nursery Manager, said “We are thrilled to receive such a glowing endorsement of our nursery school. We really enjoyed having the Inspector here to showcase what we do. This is a magical place.”

Some of the key findings were:

  • Staff are excellent role models. They give children important messages that reinforce and encourage positive behaviour.
  • Children of all ages have excellent opportunities to explore the world around them as they learn about nature and their environment.
  • Staff give children’s well-being the highest priority, and are committed to maintaining friendly and trusting relationships with parents.
  • Children develop high levels of independence throughout all activities.
  • Staff support children’s communication skills exceptionally well, and are highly skilled at encouraging children to be motivated to play and learn.
  • The management team implements thorough procedures to ensure the safe recruitment and ongoing suitability of staff.

Full details of the report can be found here