Ofsted Praises College Nurseries

Two of the Nurseries managed by East Coast College are celebrating after gaining Good grades in their Ofsted inspections.

The Lowestoft Campus Nursery, based on the St Peter’s Street campus and Ladybird Day Care, which is in the Kirkley Children’s Centre, received the news within a few days of each other.

The latest report means that both nurseries have received a Good grade in their last three consecutive inspections.

At Ladybird Day Care, the inspector reported that: “Parents speak highly of the nursery. They comment on the friendly, supportive and approachable staff and about how their children enjoy attending.”

They also found that: “Staff are highly successful in promoting children’s social skills. Their sensitive interaction supports children in understanding and appreciating one another and learning to work together.”

At Lowestoft Campus Nursery, the Inspector noted how: “Staff demonstrate a good understanding of how children learn and develop. They provide stimulating environments, both indoors and outside, giving children plenty of choice in their play.”

The inspector also observed how: “Children of all ages demonstrate that they are happy and feel safe and secure at the nursery. Staff praise children as they recognise their efforts and achievements. This helps to raise their confidence and self-esteem.”

Georgette Vass, Manager at Ladybird Day Care, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled with the result of both inspection reports which recognise the hard work of the teams at both nurseries.”

Both nurseries offer care for children from the ages of six weeks to five years and are open to all members of the community – not just staff and students of the college. To find out more about either nursery, including a small number of places that are currently available at the Lowestoft Campus Nursery, contact Georgette on 01502 532753.

Copies of the full report can be found by visiting:

Ladybird Day Care Ofsted Report

Lowestoft Campus Nursery Ofsted Report