The Wise Owls nursery based at the Nuneaton Campus of North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College (NWSLC) has been praised by Ofsted for promoting positive learning and development and fostering independence amongst the children it serves.

Ofsted said that children find the ‘stimulating nursery’ to be ‘safe and secure’ and to offer a wide range of enjoyable activities that help to develop their physical and communication skills. The report also highlighted the way in which children are encouraged to be independent including by self-registering and serving their own snacks.

The comments appeared in a report published following Ofsted’s inspection of the Wise Owls nursery on 22 September 2022 when it was judged to be ‘Good’ in all categories including for the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, leadership and management, and overall effectiveness.

The report also highlighted that children exhibit good behaviour and pleasant manners, and that they respect one another as they have fun and use their imagination. Ofsted reflected that the nursery staff enjoy positive relationships with parents who praised the setting for its support of their children’s learning and development.

Ofsted recognised that the nursery team is enthusiastic about providing an ambitious curriculum, and knowing individual children well, is highly attuned to all their requirements and different learning styles. Children with special educational needs and disabilities are well supported, and the nursery places a significant emphasis on equality and diversity. The nursery has benefited from being part of NWSLC which provides high quality continuous professional development for its staff.

Marion Plant, OBE FCGI, Principal and Chief Executive of NWSLC said, “We are immensely proud of our nursery and delighted that Ofsted has recognised the positive work of the nursery team in delivering an enjoyable experience for the children that promotes positive development and learning.

“The report accurately reflects how our children benefit from well-trained staff, an engaging curriculum, and a positive, welcoming environment. The outcome of this Ofsted inspection is testament to the hard work and dedication of our staff and the support of our parents. I would like to thank everyone for their contribution to the success of the Wise Owls nursery.”

The full inspection report is available to read on the Ofsted website.