|Name||Bentilee Nursery School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||15 November 2012|
|Address||Dawlish Drive, Bentilee, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST2 0HW|
|Number of Pupils||73|
|Catchment Area Information Available||No, we only have catchment area data for schools in England|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This is a larger than average sized nursery. Children aged three and four years old attend full-time. One third of the children have special educational needs. Almost all the children are of White British heritage. A few of the children are from minority ethnic groups and speak English as an additional language. The nursery shares a building with the Tree House Children’s Centre and a private provider, Tiny Toez. These provisions are subject to separate inspections. Reports about their quality can be found on the Ofsted website.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school. Children have fun and learn at a rapid pace in this very exciting and creative setting. They make excellent progress in all their learning but especially in their speaking, listening, physical and social development. Children love learning and really enjoy their time in nursery. They settle very quickly into the day-to-day routines and know, for example, the importance of listening to what their teachers and friends have to say. The children make friends easily and enjoy playing together. Their behaviour is exemplary because they never have time to be bored. Checks and policies are fully in place to ensure the children are safe at all times. All adults have an excellent understanding of how well each child is learning and of how they can learn even more. The nursery has exemplary links with parents who unanimously agree, ‘staff are very friendly and always listen to any concerns we may have’. Parents of children who have special education needs were full of praise for the high quality support they receive. Leaders and managers have continued to extend the outstanding judgements received at their last two inspections. They have successfully begun to share their exceptional skills and outstanding practice with other schools and settings.