Ofsted Report

Ofsted Report

Our last Ofsted inspection at The Blue Strawberry nursery in Leamington Spa, took place on 23rd August 2019 and we achieved a ‘Outstanding’ rating. 

The nursery was described by Ofsted as follows;

‘The outside environment is excellent. Younger children have access to additional areas, specifically designed to ignite their imagination. An innovative construction area is highly effective in developing children’s physical skills and the use of their senses.’ 

‘Children’s behaviour is exemplary. They learn to treat each other with kindness and tolerance, and they share and take turns. Children relish opportunities to participate in celebrations, such as ‘African day’, which hugely enhances their understanding of equality and diversity.’ 

‘Children are making outstanding progress, taking account of their starting points. They develop strong early language skills.’

‘Children’s emotional well-being and inclusion are exceptionally high priorities. Children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are cared for by staff who are passionate and enthusiastic about the job they do.’

Our staff

‘The management team has extremely high expectations of themselves and the staff team. Managers are extremely effective in reflecting on their own practice and take swift action to improve the already exemplary quality of the provision.’

‘Staff are highly skilled in supporting children’s social and emotional well-being. Children form exceptionally close relationships with staff and are extremely happy in their care.

‘Teaching is exceptional. Staff develop close relationships with children. They work very well with parents to enhance continued learning at home. Staff have high expectations for all children to achieve the best possible outcomes. Precise assessments ensure that planning is highly focused around the skills children will need. The extensive range of exhilarating activities motivate children to learn.

Staff are positive role models for children. They are extremely nurturing, kind and caring. Staff encourage and support children to respect each other and think about how their actions have an impact on their friends.

Staff are highly attentive, and they show a real interest in what children say. Children receive high levels of praise and reassurance. This strongly supports children to thrive and excel in this exciting environment.

You can read the full report through the link on the homepage or click on the links below.

Our unique Ofsted reference numbers are:-

Leamington Spa EY376833

Cawston EY359352

We actively encourage parents to visit The Blue Strawberry to look around, meet our staff and see for themselves the quality of our nursery facilities and the childcare we provide.

Call us on 01926 886900 to arrange an informal visit.


The Blue Strawberry
Head Office, 11-13 Beauchamp Avenue
Leamington Spa, Warwickshire CV32 5RD

T: Leamington 01926 886900
T: Cawston 01788 521900
E: info@thebluestrawberry.com
E: thebluestrawberrycawston@gmail.com

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