Ofsted praises child behaviour and welfare at Clyde House Day Nursery

January 30 2017

Clyde House Day Nursery in Nevil Road was inspected by Ofsted just before Christmas. The family-run business which caters for families living in the Bishopston, Horfield and Ashley Down has been awarded a Good rating with Outstanding in the area of child development, welfare and behaviour.

Clyde House Day Nursery in Nevil Road was inspected by Ofsted just before Christmas. The family-run business which caters for families living in the Bishopston, Horfield and Ashley Down has been awarded a Good rating with Outstanding in the area of child development, welfare and behaviour. 

Owner Lisa Mann took over the business last year from her father-in-law, who had run it for the last 20 years. Both Clyde House, run by general manager Sue Bennett and its sister nursery, Ashgrove Park Day Nursery, have unusually long staff tenure with some of staff members working there for more than 25 years!

Lisa said: “I'm delighted with the result of the recent inspection and thank all the team for their efforts both on the day in question and in their day-to-day practice. I am particularly pleased to achieve Outstanding in the children's development and welfare category. We pride ourselves on our staff longevity and close relationships with the children's parents and carers and look forward to building on this great result in the future.”

Ofsted stated that "Staff provide excellent support for children's physical and emotional well-being. They successfully help children to understand their feelings and value each other's differences. They are exemplary role models, so children behave extremely well. Staff...know the children well and meet their individual care and learning needs effectively"

The report said:  "Children at Clyde House are extremely enthusiastic learners, and are happy and very confident, which underpins their learning. The excellent key-person system provides highly successful support to help children settle and move to their next room. Children know where to find the extremely well-organised resources to extend their play."

The staff at the nursery were praised by Ofsted: "Staff are highly effective at helping children develop a safe and healthy lifestyle. For example, older children help themselves to fresh drinking water from a dispenser and babies know to turn around and go feet-first down steps."

Clyde House’s sister nursery cited on Ashgrove Road was inspected in March 2016 and was also rated Good. 

To read the Ofsted report in full see.https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/CARE/106936

To find out more about the nurseries see http://www.ashgroveandclydenurseries.com