Brierfield nursery classed ‘good’ by inspectors

Children at Woodfield Nursery in Brierfield which is celebrating a successful Ofsted report.'Photo Ben Parsons
Children at Woodfield Nursery in Brierfield which is celebrating a successful Ofsted report.'Photo Ben Parsons

Ofsted inspectors have classed a Brierfield nursery as “good” in their latest inspection report.

The team which visited Woodfield Nursery School last month found most aspects of the school to have maintained the status granted at the last inspection in 2010 – and classed the behaviour of the pupils as outstanding.

Lead inspector Diane Auton says in her report: “Children thrive in this welcoming nursery because they are known and valued as individuals. They settle in happily and enjoy all the activities provided for them.

“Parents say they feel very well informed; they say the nursery involves them in checking on how their children are doing and staff also help them to help their children learn at home.

“Teaching is good, with some outstanding practice, so the children make good progress and achieve well.

“From generally low starting points, most children gain the knowledge and skills expected for their age by the time they leave the nursery. They are well prepared for their next school.

“Children learning English as an additional language are very well supported and make good progress in all the areas of learning.

“Children with special educational needs are identified quickly and given the help they need so that they make good progress from their starting points.

“Children behave extremely well. They are pleased with their achievements and are keen to talk about all they have done and learned in the nursery. They feel very safe and secure.

”The headteacher is an effective leader. Staff work together well and everyone strives for the best outcomes for the children. Governors support the nursery well and check on its work and on the children’s progress.”

The report says the headteacher and staff are working hard to make teaching even better, but there has not yet been enough time for recent improvements to achieve their full impact. This is why children’s achievement is good overall, rather than outstanding.