Ofsted Oustanding celebration with staff and children from the nursery

It's Official, Harton Village Kindergarten is Outstanding

On October 24th 2018 we were awarded an Outstanding grading by Ofsted in our first ever inspection, we are extremely grateful for all of the hard work and support from everyone involved with the nursery who helped us achieve this amazing result. We are thankful to all of our staff team, parents, family and friends who have made this all possible and we now look forward to the future where we now have the opportunity to reach further, to always improve the quality of the childcare we offer and to the many more outstanding results we hope to achieve.

Shields Gazette newspaper logo

In November we were visited by the Shield's Gazette who wanted to write an article about our outstanding result, this has now be written and you can read the article on their website by clicking here.

We have picked out a few of the comments from our Ofsted report that we feel really stand out and show the level of the care we provide:

The quality of teaching is outstanding. Exceptionally knowledgeable staff inspire children with an inspirational range of learning opportunities.

Children develop an incredibly strong bond with their key person and other members of staff.

Children make excellent progress in communication and language. Staff adapt their language effectively when talking to children. Staff take swift action when they identify children who require further support. This helps to close any gaps in learning rapidly.

You can read more about our Outstanding result on our blog.

The report is live on the Ofsted website, you can find a copy here, and we encourage all of our parents to take some time to red through the comments from the inspector and read for themselves about the level of care we provide at Harton Village Kindergarten.

Harton Village Kindergarten's outstanding Ofsted result in the Shields Gazette newspaper