St John's nursery praised in recent Ofsted inspection

St John’s Bainton Road Nursery provides places for up to 26 babies and young children of College and University students and staff. The nursery opened in November 2016 in purpose-built premises near the St John’s College Sports Ground.

Bainton Road NurseryBainton Road Nursery has just been inspected by Ofsted and was rated 'Outstanding' across the board. The inspector praised the staff’s meticulous planning and the inclusion of the children’s own thoughts on their learning: babies and children are ‘extremely enthusiastic and motivated to learn’. The children’s high levels of independence were noted, with babies feeding themselves confidently and drinking from cups with no lids during mealtimes and older children serving their own meals and cutting up their own food. The children’s behaviour was also commended as ‘remarkably good’ and partnerships with parents are excellent.

Bainton Road NurseryCongratulating Nursery Manager Marie Gaughan and her team, President Maggie Snowling said:

‘Being judged outstanding by Ofsted in all areas on its first inspection is a tribute to the hard work and dedication of everyone involved with the Bainton Road Nursery. I’m delighted that the excellence of the team has been recognised and, as a researcher in children’s language development, am especially pleased that the report highlights the focus on helping babies and children to gain excellent communication skills’.

Ofsted report

Bainton Road Nursery

Bainton Road Nursery in action