Glowing Ofsted report rates Manor House Kindergarten Nursery as Outstanding

Outstanding: Manor House Kindergarten Nursery based at Quex

Manor House Kindergarten Nursery based at Quex has been graded as Outstanding across the board by Ofsted.

The forest school  nursery caters for children aged two to four and is run by Jayne and  Sean Sheerin, who own the Manor House Group.

Ofsted inspectors visited the site at Quex in December and have published a glowing report on their findings.

Inspector Kelly Hawkins wrote: “Children are incredibly confident, independent and happy. The learning experiences are extremely stimulating. 

“Children predominately use the outdoor area and are fascinated in activities, such as baking bread in the clay oven and woodwork activities. 

“Staff do their utmost to ensure that the learning environments are incredibly safe and secure. Children’s behaviour is impeccable and they are incredibly polite. They have excellent levels of empathy and kindness. For example, they respect wildlife and living things.”

The inspector noted how the children enjoyed tending to animals in the farm area and taking part in activities including yoga and said the manager and staff had “outstanding knowledge and understanding of the safeguarding and child protection policies.”

The nursery has seven staff who are forest school trained.

Jayne said the Ofsted grading and praise “took our breath away.”

She added: “Thus is the first Ofsted since opening just over two years ago. The inspector said our children’s behaviour is impeccable which I think is fantastic.

“Ofsted said our staff are very well trained in child development and in health and safeguarding and saw that we have fantastic resources for outdoor education that is authentic.

“We have got a fantastic team and this is a testament to them as it is not easy running outdoor provision.

“Every sentence in  is a gem and highlights everything our staff are doing and the individual care for our children.

“We provide a very rich learning environment both for our children at the Margate nursery, which is also Outstanding, and our kindergarten nursery. What is good for the soul is knowing we have changed children’s lives and supported our parents.”

Find out more about the woodland nursery here

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  1. Congratulations to Tiff and her fantastic team – Kindergarten is such a lovely special place, it takes my breath away every time I visit. Our daughter loves it here, and the staff are so wonderful, loving and caring, it’s such a magical learning environment!

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