Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School


Name Red Bus Nursery & Pre-School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 04 September 2017
Address Wendover House, 170 Downend Road, Downend, Bristol, BS16 5EB
Phone Number 0117 379 0937
Type Childcare on Non-Domestic Premises, Full day care
Gender Mixed
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Summary of key findings for parents

This provision is outstanding The inspirational leadership team empowers passionate staff, who provide an uncompromising commitment to achieving high-quality outcomes for children. Staff feel highly valued and motivated, for example, the monthly ’smile award’ recognises determination and hard work. Exemplary use is made of training, coaching and mentoring, and ensures very high-quality teaching throughout the nursery. For example, staff have used their research and shared ideas extremely well to introduce ’in the moment’ planning. Children are exceptionally well motivated and make excellent progress from their starting points. The enticing and exceptionally well-organised learning environment, inside and outside, encourages high levels of exploration, imagination and choice. Staff support children’s emotional well-being exceedingly well. For example, they use unique family books to help settle new starters and show compassion as they cuddle and reassure them. Babies have excellent opportunities to learn about the world, such as during forestry skills sessions. Staff use their training exceptionally well to help children to explore nature, to learn new and specific vocabulary and to assess risk for themselves. Staff are excellent role models, for example, they stroke children’s cheeks to show the gentle action required when handling small creatures.