A new report has highlighted Bournville’s outstanding childcare provision by identifying Woodlands Park Pre-School Nursery and Selly Oak Nursery School as two of the small number of care and educational establishments having “outstanding overall effectiveness.”
In its last inspection in May this year, Selly Oak nursery school, which was helped in its establishment in 1904 by the Cadbury family, was praised as: “a truly outstanding school that gives children an excellent start to their full-time education.”
Woodlands Park Pre-School Nursery, which has been open for 40 years, was inspected in February this year. The report said: “children’s behaviour is excellent, they are confident, courteous and very sociable with each other and adults.” Woodlands was also praised for its links to the local community: “partnerships within the local community are outstanding because the nursery welcomes input from professionals, including the Community Police Officer, a Drama teacher and the local Librarian.”
The Outstanding Providers list forms part of the Ofsted Annual Report published today. The report identifies that childcare on non-domestic premises, such as nurseries and playgroups, is slightly better on average than provision by childminders but that the number of providers in the early years and childcare sector is continuing to fall.