Our Ofsted

Staff and Children celebrating getting an Outstanding grading

It's official, Westoe Village Kindergarten has been given an Outstanding grading by Ofsted!

The October 2016 we had our most recent Ofsted inspection here are Westoe Village Kindergarten. Everyone at the nursery has worked extremely hard to make Westoe the best nursery that it can be and we are proud to announce that we received an Outstanding grading.

We want to thank everyone involved with our nursery for all the hard work and effort they have put in to help us reach this amazing achievement. We could not have done this without everyone's dedication to the nursery.

As always we will keep pushing ourselves to improve and provide the best care for all the children at our nursery and we will work to ensure that Westoe Village Kindergarten will always be outstanding.

You can click here to read our latest Ofsted report.

In The News

Our Outstanding Ofsted report was featured by the Shields Gazette. The article covers the glowing report we received from our Ofsted inspection in October 2016 and highlights the praise we received throughout the report:

In the report, inspector Emma Allison hailed the nursery’s “dedicated and ambitious leadership team”, and also commented that babies and children demonstrate “exceptional levels of engagement in activities” and “excellent levels of respect for one another”.

The childrens’ behaviour and manners were also praised, while the staff were described in the report as “fantastic role models”.

You can read the full article here.

Our Report

Our Ofsted report is a glowing statement about our nursery, why we are such an Outstanding childcare provider and what it is that makes our nursery so special. The inspector covers our knowledgable and approachable, how they can connect and form bonds with the children they care for, the quality of the learning we provide, how much progress children make while at our nursery and much, much more. We have picked out some of our favourite pieces below but we fully recommend that you read through the report youself, you can find a copy of our outstanding report here.

The inspirational and passionate staff team consistently delivers exceptionally high-quality teaching. They provide a very inclusive environment. Extremely rich and stimulating activities are provided for children to make choices from. Children demonstrateremarkable levels of enthusiasm for learning.

All children make outstanding progress in their learning. Mathematical language is threaded throughout all aspects of the nursery routine. Children use superb counting skills during snack and mealtimes.

All children make rapid progress from what they know when they first start at the setting. Children are extremely well supported to develop excellent key skills needed for future learning and the eventual move to school.

Risk assessment procedures are highly detailed and precise. Children take part in daily checks, taking notes on clipboards to review the safety of all areas of the setting.

Children have incredible self-care skills. They independently tend to their own needs and follow the rules of the setting. Extremely high standards of hygiene practices are in place.