Ofsted is our governing body
Who carries out inspections to assess our standards of care and education. The latest inspection was carried out in September 2016, issuing a rating of “good” with minor recommendations to achieve “outstanding”.
Ofsted’s findings include:
- “Children have a wealth of opportunities to support their all-round development. They make consistently good progress in all areas of learning. Some children are achieving beyond the expected range of development for their age. Children are happy and eager to learn.”
- “Children are articulate and communicate well, showing good listening skills. They are developing good independence and key skills, helping to prepare them well for their next steps and eventual move on to school.”
- “Staff start building positive partnerships with parents as soon as children join the setting, enabling them to gain a good understanding of children’s needs. They take these needs into account throughout the day, ensuring that children are comfortable and happy. Children quickly build secure relationships with their key person and other adults.”
- “Staff work well as a team. They provide a good mix of child-led and adult-led activities. Children’s learning is skilfully extended as staff know the children’s needs well.”
The Valley Nursery & Kids Club has been awarded nearly the highest possible Food Hygiene rating of “4 GOOD” by the local authority. This reflects our excellence in Environmental Health.
At the time of each inspection by the local authority we are assessed, in accordance with a national Framework Agreement, against a range of parameters. This includes business compliance with Food Hygiene legislation and compliance with structural requirements of our premises.
Government Officers also make an assessment of their confidence in the management of our business. These ratings are the elements of the risk assessment that are under our direct control and reflect the way in which our business is managed and operated.
“The environment is very well maintained and positive practices are followed to support children’s health.”
Get in touch
The Valley Nursery and Kids Club
Team Valley Trading Estate
Tyne & Wear
Phone: 0191 491 5050