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Treetops Caterpillar nursery, in Deeping St James, rated 'good' by Ofsted inspection



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Staff at a Deeping St James nursery were 'thrilled' after receiving an overall 'good' rating by Ofsted inspectors.

Treetops Caterpillar was rated good in all key areas of quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, and leadership and management.

“Receiving this acknowledgement for the quality of care and education we provide makes me feel incredibly proud of the whole team," said Gemma Chapman, centre director at Busy Bees Deeping St James, which runs Treetops.

Children at Busy Bees with Gemma Chapman, centre director at Busy Bees Deeping St James, along with Jodie Phythian, assistant centre director, and Lauren Mitchell, senior nursery nurse
Children at Busy Bees with Gemma Chapman, centre director at Busy Bees Deeping St James, along with Jodie Phythian, assistant centre director, and Lauren Mitchell, senior nursery nurse

“We are hugely dedicated to providing a wonderful and nurturing learning environment so that our children have the best start in life, and it’s great to have that recognised by Ofsted.”

The report praised the 'highly-qualified staff team' who helped develop a 'strong interest in books'.

The Bridge Street nursery also drew praise for preparing healthy food and its hygiene routines.

"Staff pay close attention to promoting children’s good health and hygiene," it said. "Staff have a robust approach to ensuring that children’s health needs are consistently met."

Their curriculum 'developed 'skills they will need for future learning', and babies’ sensory exploration was promoted.

The inspection found staff 'know their children very well' and 'value and respect' their voice and input'. Progress of children was assessed regularly, using parents' opinions.

"This means that the next steps of learning planned for children meet their needs, considering their individuality and uniqueness," it said.



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