Bright Horizons Bank Street Day Nursery And Preschool

Name Bright Horizons Bank Street Day Nursery And Preschool
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 07 February 2019
Address 50 Bank Street, London, E14 5NS
Phone Number 02075132956
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding • The manager is passionate and dedicated, and is highly respected by staff and parents. She has a precise and thorough understanding of what the setting does well and very high expectations to achieve even more. She ensures that any improvements are carefully targeted and that the support provided for families is precisely focused. • Children are extremely well supported as they transition between rooms. For example, they take home ’transition boxes’ to share with their parents. These contain photographs of where they will sleep, eat and play, which promotes discussion and prepares them very well for the change. • Babies are very settled and content, showing that they feel extremely safe. They approach staff for spontaneous cuddles, which are immediately reciprocated. All staff have a thorough knowledge of each child’s needs, which are prioritised at all times. • Staff, particularly those working with pre-school children, provide many exceptional learning experiences, which engage and enthuse children. Children respond enthusiastically to these, showing a real thirst for learning. • The manager stringently tracks the progress that all children are making, including those children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Staff plan meticulously to focus support where it is needed the most, helping to reduce any gaps in learning. • Staff are extremely dedicated to enhancing their already excellent levels of understanding and knowledge. They are encouraged to share their visions for improvement and take ownership of these within their base rooms. This promotes high levels of engagement and a culture of respect across the staff team.