Godmanchester nursery is outstanding, say Ofsted

Staff and youngsters at Clarence House Day Nursery in Godmanchester celebrate an outstanding Ofsted

Staff and youngsters at Clarence House Day Nursery in Godmanchester celebrate an outstanding Ofsted report - Credit: Archant

A Godmanchester nursery is outstanding in every area, according to its latest Ofsted report.

Inspectors visited Clarence House Day Nursery in Causeway in August and were impressed with the high standard of provision.

They said that children made “exceptional progress” while the role of the parents was highly respected. The inspectors also described the leadership at Clarence House as “inspirational”.

The report was an improvement on the last inspection in April 2011 when the nursery was rated as good.

Staff were delighted with the result. Jo Mackenzie, who has been operations manager for seven years, said: “It’s a fantastic achievement for the team and it has given us all a boost.


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“I think we’ve got a really good team and everyone has adapted brilliantly to the changes we’ve made.

“One of the main differences from the last inspection is the partnership with parents. We now do home visits where we visit the parents and the child before they come to the nursery so that they are knowledgeable and get to know the staff beforehand.

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“On a personal level, I’m also very proud to say that I run an outstanding nursery.”

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