Congratulations Owls Leat – Eynsham, on your recent Ofsted inspection

Following Eynsham’s recent Ofsted inspection we wanted to share with you some of the wonderful things included in the report as well as some fabulous things our families were able to express to the inspector on the day.

Children delight in being in this welcoming, safe and well-resourced environment. They are greeted by enthusiastic and caring staff as they arrive at the setting.

All children show a love of books. They smile with delight as staff read them their favourite stories. Staff’s enthusiasm and use of intonation really capture their attention and develop their listening skills.

Children are provided with healthy meals and snacks. Mealtimes are social occasions and children’s independence is supported well by staff. Children pour their own water and scrape their plates when they have finished their lunch.

“Older children speak in complex sentences and recall prior learning. For example, children describe the paint and water they have squirted onto the paper. They use words in the right context, such as ‘lava’ and ‘overflow’. Children are able to identify and describe feelings, such as happy, shy and angry. This is contributing towards their increased self-control and confidence.

Staff benefit from regular supervision and support to develop their knowledge and skills. The manager and senior leadership team place a high priority on the well-being of staff. As a result, staff feel valued and enjoy working at the nursery.

Relationships with parents are strong. Parents praise the staff team for the care that their children receive. They speak highly of the online application to keep them updated of their children’s learning.
At all times, the care our children have received has been truly exceptional (with reference experience of several good nurseries in the past).” – Parent

Children of all ages show lots of confidence to move in different ways. They are developing a positive attitude towards following an active lifestyle.

The full Ofsted report can be viewed here.


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