The Busy Bees nursery in St Albans has secured a second 'outstanding' Ofsted rating.

The montessori on Hatfield Road was inspected on Wednesday, March 22, and Ofsted found that children "flourish and thrive in this amazing nursery" supported by "staff who nurture and encourage them".

The nursery received praise for "ensuring every child reaches their full potential" and delivering a curriculum that "ignites children’s interest to explore and show curiosity in their environment".

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Ramesh Assadi, centre director at the nursery, said: "We are thrilled to retain our outstanding Ofsted rating, recognising the continued quality of care and education that we provide.

"Our valuable relationship with parents allows us to work in partnership, ensuring they are fully reassured about the care and education provided for their child while my team and I focus on making sure every children receives the very best start in life."

The Ofsted inspector commented that the parent partnership is a "major strength" with parents praising staff and talking about the "exceptional progress" their children make.

Ofsted's report added that "children explore with awe and wonder" in the inviting nursery environment, with babies enjoying a wide range of songs and rhymes, while older children "revisit previous learning to further embed their knowledge".

It also noted that the support received for children who speak English as an additional language is "exceptional".

The nursery’s special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCo) was identified as having a "clear passion" for the role, ensuring all staff understood the plans and targets of individual children to enable them to make "excellent progress".

They added that babies experience a highly positive settling-in process while parents spend time with the key person, ensuring that staff have all relevant information before the child attends.


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The Ofsted inspector also commented on Ramesh's leadership and her management of the staff team who "work highly effectively together" helping "to provide a first-class learning environment for the children".