Nightingales Day nursery gets glowing report

Posted on October 2, 2017 by AireAdmin No Comments

The Nightingales Day Nursery at Airedale Hospital has received a glowing OFSTED report and were rated as ‘Good’ in every area.

The nursery which cares for over 80 children, was praised for its effective leadership, the quality of its teaching, the personal development, behaviour and welfare of children and for the outcomes for them when they are ready to move on to school.

The report also commended staff as being “well qualified, all trained in first aid and having a robust understanding of how to keep children safe.”

The excellent relationship between parents and staff was also highlighted as the report commented on how staff provide “good support to children and their parents to help them quickly settle into nursery routines…and establish strong bonds with parents.”

The progress of children in the nursery was also applauded and the report saying that:

“Staff provide good opportunities for babies to use different resources to move with and strengthen their balance when they recognise they are ready to try walking.

Finally the report praised the work staff do to prepare children for school including the good progress they make with literacy and counting.  The report noted that “children learn to take turns, listen to others and follow instructions which contributes well to their readiness to start school.  There are also “good links with other settings to ensure continuity in their learning and a smooth transition on to school.”

Val Hogg, Childcare Provision Manager at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust says:

“We are very pleased to receive such a good report; it’s a tribute to the hard work and dedication of our staff and a reflection of their commitment to the children they care for every day.”

The nursery cares for babies from 10 weeks old to school age, from 7am to 7pm, 5 days a week and is one of 5 nurseries in the region to receive a share of £500,000 from the Early Years Capital Fund to extend its facilities.  The nursery is being extended and a new building will be in place by the end of November.  From January 2018 the nursery will then have extra vacancies for 3 and 4 year olds, allowing more parents to access their free childcare entitlement.

To enquire about a place or arrange a visit you can contact Val Hogg, Childcare Provision Manager on 01535 294092 or email

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