Portishead nursery gets outstanding Ofsted inspection

Honey Tree Day Nursery in Portishead has been rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Honey Tree Day Nursery in Portishead has been rated outstanding by Ofsted. - Credit: Archant

Outstanding in every area – that is Ofsted’s glowing verdict of a Portishead nursery after impressing inspectors this summer.

Staff, children and parents have been celebrating after Honey Tree Day Nursery and Preschool achieved the top rating from the education watchdog.

Damien Harris, the nursery’s deputy manager, said the result was a ‘great achievement’ for everyone connected to the centre.

He said: “We are all really chuffed.

“We are really proud of the staff. Ofsted was able to say how hard people work and they are professional at all times.

“We are over the moon and parents have been congratulating us.”

Inspectors toured the premises in Stoke Road in August and released their report this month.

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Leadership, quality of teaching, children’s welfare and progress were all rated as outstanding.

Inspector Julie Swann said encouraging outdoors learning was the only way the nursery could improve.

She said: “Children thrive in this highly inspiring environment.

“Managers and staff demonstrate first-class teaching skills and they create a stimulating and exciting environment to capture children’s interests.

“They are excellent role models; they are extremely calm and nurturing and set high behavioural expectations.”

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