Following our conversion to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), we are unable to use our previous Outstanding rating. Once a re-inspection has been carried out, we will be able to update our Ofsted rating.

Prior to our conversion to a CIO, Chiddingstone Nursery School retained it Ofsted Outstanding rating in all areas (May 2019). This was testament to the dedicated staff team who provide a nurturing and stimulating experience for the children.

The inspector made the following observations/findings:-

“Staff establish outstanding relationships with children. They get to know children’s individual personalities extremely well. This helps children settle rapidly and be extremely confident and exceptionally happy during their time at the setting.”

“Staff build and maintain incredibly good partnerships with parents and keep them exceptionally well informed about their children’s learning.”

“Children have outstanding opportunities to gain reading skills.”

“Staff are inspirational role models. Children are extremely polite and their behaviour is impeccable.”

“The Manager and staff monitor and track children’s individual and differing group progress incredibly well. This supports them to rapidly identify any gaps and provide outstanding support for children to exceed their learning expectations.”

If you would like to read our previous Ofsted report in full, please click on the following link https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/16/EY295610