Woodlands Day Nursery maintains OFSTED Outstanding ‘in style’

Woodlands Day Nursery & Nursery School on Ridgeway Road, Timperley, has again achieved the highest Ofsted rating of Outstanding in all areas. Woodlands Day Nursery, caring for children aged 0-5 years, is part of the Elmscot Group, an Altrincham-based childcare organisation comprising of 4 Day Nurseries and 8 School’s Out out-of-school Clubs. Owned and run by two local mums, the Elmscot Group provides exceptional Nursery Day Care, Preschool Education and Out-of-School childcare, with 8 of their 12 childcare settings judged Ofsted Outstanding – a level of quality not matched by any other regional provider.

The Ofsted inspector commented that not only was the nursery Outstanding but had ‘maintained it in style’. The inspector felt that our managers and team were exceptionally dedicated, enthusiastic and committed to providing children and their families with the very best early years provision. “All aspects of teaching are outstanding,” stated the inspector, “Children are active, confident and eager to try new things. They are extremely well prepared for the next stage in their learning and development, including their eventual move to school.”

Relationships with parents were noted as very good. The inspector felt that they are extremely well informed about their child’s progress and are superbly supported to contribute to their learning. She went on to say, “Staff provide a highly interesting and inspiring range of activities which is superbly matched to children’s abilities, both indoors and outdoors. Staff are always on hand to skillfully extend and challenge children’s learning and are deeply interested in what children do and ask thoughtful and challenging questions. Children of all ages are exceptionally well behaved. Staff use innovative strategies to teach children to recognise and embrace their similarities and differences. Visitors from a wide variety of cultures are invited to share their experiences with the children.”

Stacey Child, Woodlands’ Manager, was delighted with the outcome, “Our team have worked exceptionally hard to maintain the outstanding provision here at Woodlands, as the Ofsted bar keeps rising. However we owe it to our parents to offer the best early years childcare and education, and this is what we continually strive to do. I’d like to thank our team for all of their commitment to Woodlands and the Elmscot Group.”