Borrowby Nursery School

Parents confirm that they hold the setting in the highest regard. Their responses to surveys and the many thank you letters bear testament to their ongoing satisfaction. Positive comments, such as ‘I really enjoyed watching them blossom and make new friends in a lovely, carefree environment’, encapsulate their views. Parents value the flexible session times, as well as the care shown to their children.

Extract from Borrowby Nursery School OFSTED Report November 2008



Borrowby Nursery School and Playgroup was inspected by OFSTED in May 2013 and received Outstanding or Good across all assessment parameters.

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Borrowby Nursery OFSTED Report

The OFSTED inspectors base their findings on the following key judgement criteria:

Outstanding: this aspect of the provision is of exceptionally high quality
Good: this aspect of the provision is strong
Satisfactory: this aspect of the provision is sound
Inadequate: this aspect of the provision is not good enough

The staff at the Nursery ensure that all aspects of care and education that are required by OFSTED are maintained at all times. The school regularly conducts self evaluations which ensure that high standards are always maintained in line with changes in regulations associated with the Foundation Stage Curriculum.


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