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University nursery rated Outstanding

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University staff standing behind young children sitting.

The University of Bradford’s nursery has been rated as outstanding by Ofsted following an inspection last month (September 2019).

The inspection followed a visit earlier in the year that found areas the nursery could improve on.

The nursery has now been rated outstanding in every area with the leadership praised and the nursery described as a ‘first-rate environment for children and their families’.

The report highlighted the good partnership staff have with parents and praised the staff who are described as ‘superb role models’.  Staff knowledge of child protection and wider safeguarding issues is ‘remarkable’ with extensive training having been carried out.

Children are described as ‘making rapid progress in their language development skills’ and ‘thriving during role play games and activities.’

Professor Shirley Congdon, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bradford, said: “I am delighted that our nursery has been rated outstanding. This is testament to the hard work, resilience and commitment of the staff and the nursery management. The safety and well-being of children has always been our top priority and we are committed to providing excellent provision where children can flourish and grow in a safe and welcoming environment."

Joanne Marshall, Director of People and Campus Services, who oversees the Nursery said. “I would like to thank the staff who have gone above and beyond to achieve the highest possible rating of outstanding that the nursery deserves, and all the parents and guardians who have shown their continued support for the nursery.”

The report can be found online at the Ofsted website.

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