By Spring Childcare · 11 Jul 2024

‘Children and their families are at the heart of everything they do’

“Children and their families are at the heart of everything they do”, the resounding theme of Spring Leam Lane’s recent Ofsted report.

Spring Leam Lane were visited by Ofsted on the 12th June and this week received their “GOOD” result with outstanding feedback. Here are some of the wonderful things the inspector had to say:


  • Staff provide a wonderfully calm and supportive environment in which all children make good progress. They are extremely caring, nurturing and responsive to children’s needs. Staff know the children and their families very well. All children and babies demonstrate they feel happy, safe and secure.


  • This inclusive and stimulating environment ensures all children can fully participate and make the most of what is on offer. For example, children with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) receive the full attention and highly tailored support from their key persons and the special educational needs coordinator. They skilfully reflect on the children’s needs and interests daily and children make good progress.


  • The leadership team and management are passionate. Children and their families are at the heart of everything they do. There is a strong culture of reflective practicem which, overall, ensures very good outcomes for children. All staff, including new staff and apprentices, benefit from incisive coaching, mentoring and support to ensure teaching is of a high quality.


  • Children are well behaved. They develop a very good understanding of the nursery’s routines, rules and boundaries. Older children show high levels of self regulation and build strong relationships. They remind their friends that, ‘Sharing is caring, and caring is kind’. Staff give younger children consistent, gentle messages to help them learn to share resources, have good manners and behave well. The whole staff team are very positive role models for children. They speak to each other with kindness and respect and this creates a very happy place for children to learn.


We spoke with Laura Lawson, Operations Manager, who’s team can be seen pictured above with their favourite quotes from the report, here is what she had to say:

Following our recent Ofsted Inspection on Wednesday the 12th June, we are delighted to share that we were awarded “Good”. The Ofsted report highlights some wonderful practice which the staff team are extremely proud of.

If you would like to read the full report visit here

Join us in congratulating the whole team at Spring Leam lane for their amazing report and continued hard work.