We Are Outstanding!

It's official, Bede Burn Kindergarten has been given an Outstanding grading by Ofsted!

In April 2019, we had our most recent Ofsted inspection, everyone at the Bede Burn Kindergarten has worked extremely hard to make sure we are is the best nursery that we can be and we are extremely proud to have had our hard work rewarded by being awarded an Outstanding grading from Ofsted.

We would like to thank everyone involved with our nursery for all the hard work and effort they have put in to help us reach this amazing achievement. We could not have done this without everyone's dedication to the nursery.

As always we will keep pushing ourselves to improve and provide the best care for all the children at our nursery and we will work to ensure that Bede Burn Kindergarten will always be setting the standard for outstanding childcare.

You can find a copy of our latest report from Ofsted here.

A message from our Director

I would like to thank all the amazing, hardworking, and passionate staff at West Park Kindergarten whose efforts have earned them a well deserved Outstanding grading from Ofsted. I am extremely proud of each and every one whose hard work and dedication has helped them to achieve such an amazing result.

On March 6th we celebrate be the 22nd anniversary of the opening of West Park Kindergarten, our first nursery, and it brings me great joy to see how far we have come. We now have 5 nurseries (4 of them based in South Tyneside) and all of them have earned an Ofsted Outstanding grading which is all down to the exceptional teams they have who continue to give everything so that we can provide such outstanding childcare for our community.

I would also like to thank all our lovely parents who have supported and encouraged us throughout the years, without your support and kind comments this would not have been possible. Everything we do at our nurseries is for you and the children, so that we may give them the very best start in life.

Our Report

Our Ofsted report is a glowing statement about our nursery, why we are such an Outstanding childcare provider and what it is that makes our nursery so special. The inspector covers our knowledgable and approachable, how they can connect and form bonds with the children they care for, the quality of the learning we provide, how much progress children make while at our nursery and much, much more. We have picked out some of our favourite pieces below but we fully recommend that you read through the report youself, you can find a copy of our outstanding report here.

Children are supported and guided skilfully by the well-qualified staff. They make excellent progress from their starting points. This offers them the very best possible chance to succeed.

The manager and staff are relentless in their pursuit of excellence, building and reflecting upon current practice to achieve an outstanding setting that works for them and their children exceptionally well.

Children are given ample opportunities to develop their independence through everyday activities. Staff give children the time they need and allow them to select and explore equipment for themselves carefully.

Staff work very closely in partnership with parents. They offer regular stay-and-play sessions, such as sensory classes in the baby room. This means that parents can observe and join in with the activities that their children take part in.

Staff are incredibly vigilant and are successfully deployed to assure children's constant safety and supervision. Staff use rigorous risk assessments to help to establish a safe environment. They display an excellent understanding of their responsibilities in keeping children safe.