Inspection case Studies: Achieving Outstanding

We showcase the excellent practice of early years settings that have earned the top grade in their Ofsted inspection.

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Achieving outstanding: Little Learners

The inspector could hardly believe her eyes at the sight of the excellent practice throughout this nursery, reports Karen Faux.

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Achieving outstanding - Highbury Lodge day nursery

This nursery's staff already felt sure their practice was outstanding before the inspector arrived. They tell Karen Faux why.

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Achieving Outstanding - Little Green Man

An unannounced and thorough inspection didn't faze the staff of this nursery, whose secrets of success are explained to Karen Faux.

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Achieving Outstanding - Bright Horizons Blue Berries Nursery

Neither staff nor children waited to be asked by the inspector how they felt about their outstanding nursery, says Karen Faux.

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Achieving Outstanding: Oakey Dokeys pre-school

Lively, child-led sessions and thorough self-evaluation by staff and parents impressed this pre-school's inspector, says Karen Faux.

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Achieving Outstanding - Grandpont Nursery

Grandpont Nursery, an outstanding nursery school with a children's centre, wowed the inspector with its strong teamwork ethos, says Mary Evans.

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Achieving outstanding - Children 1st @ River View Nursery

Factors including staff recruitment and children's play choices figured highly in this nursery's inspection, as Karen Faux hears.

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Achieving Outstanding - Young Friends Nursery

A nursery awarded Outstanding in its very first inspection tells Karen Faux about how it is still developing its provision.

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Achieving Outstanding - Little Pines Day Nursery

A new series on early years settings that have gained an outstanding rating from Ofsted is launched by Karen Faux.