Since Puddleducks became part of the Toad Hall Nursery Group in Feb 2015 the nursery in Colmworth has had its first Ofsted inspection. The team is delighted to have been given a ‘Good’ rating with some very positive comments from Ofsted about the standard of care.
OFSTED Inspectors commented in their report: “Well-qualified staff provide a wide range of activities and learning opportunities that capture children’s interest” and “Staff have built excellent partnerships with parents. They speak very highly of the staff team and the care and learning opportunities provided. Parents are kept well informed about their children’s progress and achievements.”
Emma Parker, Nursery Manager, Toad Hall nursery in Colmworth: “I am delighted that our nursery’s efforts have been recognised by OFSTED, all my team work exceptionally hard and their commitment to nurturing the children really shines through.”
Ruth Pimentel Chief Executive, Toad Hall Nursery Group also added: “We are delighted that Ofsted has recognised what an excellent nursery this is. The staff have worked extremely hard to develop the setting, making excellent use of the fabulous outdoor space and ensuring it meets the high standards of Toad Hall Nursery Group, whilst maintaining its strong family ethos.”
Our achievements in the last 18 months speak for themselves:
In August 2016 Toad Hall retained the Silver Food for Life Catering Mark, from the Soil Association, for providing nutritious meals, prepared with fresh, organic, locally sourced and farm assured produce for the children.
Toad Hall Nursery in Colmworth is the first nursery in Bedfordshire to have its healthy and nutritious menus approved by the Children’s Food Trust. The nursery also holds a 5 star rating from the Food Hygiene Standards Agency.
In addition, the nursery recently received the Platinum Award for Paediatric First Aid training from Tiger Lily so parents can be assured that all staff have up-to-date First Aid qualifications.
A number of key company initiatives have been introduced by Toad Hall at the nursery in Colmworth including Cook and Grow, Magical Maths, Early Language Program and Lets Get Physical and weekly Spanish Lessons, which complement the Early Years Foundation Stage.