Biggleswade nursery goes from ‘inadequate’ to ‘good’ in a year

Treetops Nursery in Biggleswade celebrate their 'good' Ofsted rating. Picture: Chloe Hardy

Treetops Nursery in Biggleswade celebrate their 'good' Ofsted rating. Picture: Chloe Hardy - Credit: Archant

A Biggleswade nursery that was deemed ‘inadequate’ last year has now been rated ‘good’ in all areas by Ofsted inspectors.

Treetops Nursery in Kingsfield Road received the rating following an inspection in April.

Having previously been rated ‘inadequate’ and ‘requires improvement’ in two inspections last year, staff were delighted with the new report.

“It is incredibly rewarding to receive a ‘good’ rating in all areas from Ofsted,” said nursery manager Anita James.

“We’ve worked so hard to ensure we are giving children the best start in life and this improvement shows how the team provide the best outcomes for our children.”

Ofsted inspector Veronica Sharpe praised the leadership team at Treetops – one of 351 nurseries run by childcare provider Busy Bees – for being “proactive in implementing training and support to raise the skills and confidence of staff”.

The inspector also noted how well children were progressing.

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“Children were making good progress in their learning. They are prepared well for the next stage of their education, including school,” she wrote.

“Children have an interest in looking at books, and join in with songs and rhymes.

“Older children develop independence in practical tasks, for example, as they help to lay the tables for mealtimes.”

Anita is pleased to see the nursery’s hard work paying off. She said: “It’s fantastic to see the report praise our approach to learning and our dedication to ensuring our children are ready for when they go to school.

“It’s something we’re incredibly passionate about and me and my staff work hard to make sure our children get a great start to their early years education.”

To continue their improvement and achieve an ‘outstanding’ rating, the report concludes that Treetops staff need to consistently challenge younger children and provide babies who prefer an outdoor learning environment with access to the same opportunites as older children. The inspector also found not all parents benefit from frequent feedback about their children’s nursery achievements.

For more about Treetops, contact Anita James on 01767 313 139 or visit

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