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Great news for parents as ALL Knowsley’s nurseries graded Outstanding or Good

by Gemma Melling

Ofsted has once again confirmed that all of Knowsley’s private and voluntary full daycare nurseries were rated outstanding or good at their most recent inspections.

In fact, in Knowsley 39% of providers have been rated as ‘outstanding’ compared to 24% nationally.

It means that parents can be even more confident that their child will get good care and that their development will be supported well during the all-important early years in a Knowsley nursery.

High quality provision

Ofsted inspections of nurseries look at the quality of provision for a child’s learning and development, the provider’s leadership and management as well as safeguarding and welfare requirements.  In addition, the inspection assesses the support arrangements for children with Special Education Needs or learning disabilities and how the provider works with partner agencies to provide the appropriate support.

Parents and carers are also involved in the inspection process and encouraged to provide feedback about the childcare setting and services it provides.

How does the council support local nurseries?

Knowsley Council’s Early Years’ Service works with the childcare providers to ensure the services they provide, as well as their processes and procedures, are efficient and lead to the provision of quality and accessible  services for all children.  The team provide support advice, guidance and challenge through observation, as well as quarterly meetings with the providers, ensuring all areas for development and sustainable businesses are effectively targeted.

To find out more about childcare provision in Knowsley, contact Knowsley Council’s Early Years’ Service on 0151 443 5635.