Willesden nursery is upgraded to a ‘good’ rating by Ofsted
PUBLISHED: 11:31 17 December 2015 | UPDATED: 12:27 17 December 2015
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Staff and young pupils at a private nursery in Willesden are celebrating after being rated good by education watchdogs.
Treetops Nursery in Doyle Gardens, has stepped out of two special measures ratings to be awarded the upgrade by Ofsted.
Liz Boffey, manager, said: “I’m over the moon, I can’t believe it. I couldn’t have done it without the team here and the parents who are so supportive – they are the children’s most important educators.”
The nursery was rated good on all four provisions - effectiveness of the leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, behaviour and welfare and the outcomes for children.
The report said it was too soon to give it an outstanding rating as it was too early to see the impact managers are making as they continue to make changes to improve tracking and monitoring their young charges.
The 35-year-old became manager in February having previously worked for the owners in Birmingham.
She said: “We need to show the impact of our changes and how beneficial they have been. We are doing as much as we can, and will keep looking at new ways to improve. Even if we get outstanding, we’ll never stop.”
In 2012 Brent Council sold the nursery to private owners Kumaran Rasingham and Murali Sivanandan.
Last month Ofsted forced the nursery to close suddenly over an unpaid invoice.
Parents were called and told to pick up their children, with one grandmother making the journey from Buckinghamshire.
More than 60 families use the centre on a part-time or full-time basis. Parents pay a daily rate of £54 and a weekly rate of £210 for under-threes and £200 for over threes.
Ms Boffey added: “We have a new management team. My deputy, Akira Morgan, started in August and together we’re striving to make the nursery a success.
“We are looking forward to the future.”
To read the full Ofsted report click here.
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