Guardian Street receives ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted report

We are delighted to announce that The Cheshire Day Nursery @ Guardian Street has retained its Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rating following a recent inspection.

It scored ‘Outstanding’ in all four areas: ‘Effectiveness of the Leadership and Management’, ‘Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment’, ‘Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare’, and ‘Outcomes for Children’.

Inspectors praised the ‘highly qualified and experienced… extremely kind and attentive staff’, ‘first-class partnerships with parents’ and also found that ‘all children are making rapid progress… they play and learn with purpose’.

“We are absolutely thrilled with Ofsted’s findings,” says Julie Mannering, who co-directs the nursery with her sister Brenda Burling. “We are particularly proud to have retained our ‘Outstanding’ status since our last inspection in 2013, and would like to congratulate and thank our management and staff who have worked so hard to maintain the best possible standards of care and learning at Guardian Street.

‘We’re delighted the inspectors found that – as well as benefiting from ‘Outstanding’ teaching, learning and assessment – babies and young children thrive in our nurturing environment and receive regular reassurance, cuddles and personal care.”

Inspectors viewed all areas of the purpose-built premises, which is located next to Warrington Hospital, both indoors and out. They spoke with staff and children, and took account of the views of parents, who said the support their children receive is ‘superb’.

Other findings include that a range of healthy and flavoursome food is provided for children at all times, and that swift action is taken to ensure the best outcomes possible for each child – including those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.

To read the full report, click here.

The Cheshire Day Nursery Group won the ‘Early Years’ category in the Warrington Guardian’s Schools Awards 2016. Our Latchford setting on Grammar School Road is one of only three finalists in the ‘Nursery of the Year’ category for the North of England in the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) Awards 2017.

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