Building Blocks nursery celebrates ‘Good’ Ofsted rating

The Building Blocks nursery in Beeston Hill is celebrating after their recent Ofsted inspection which rated them as ‘Good’ – the second highest rating you can get.

Outdoor play with Nursery Manager Sam Withill

Inspectors noted that “children form good relationships with caring staff in this friendly nursery.” All children regardless of special needs or having English as a second language made good progress, learning social skills and preparing for primary school. “Children have a sense of belonging and feel self-assured. Their own work and photographs are displayed around the nursery, which helps them to feel emotionally secure” the report continues.

“Children form good relationships with staff and their peers. They enjoy choosing their own resources and leading their own play. Children are motivated to learn and are acquiring the dispositions and skills they need for school.”

One parent commented: “From the first visit I had with my son I knew this was going to be the perfect nusery. I feel happy and comfy to leave on a morning as I know he loves coming. The girls are amazing at their job and always make me feel welcome when I pick him up. He has learned so much.”

Building Blocks has been serving families in Beeston Hill since 2003. It is run by Faith Together in Leeds 11, the partnership of Methodist and Anglican churches, Asha Neighbourhood Project, Vera Media and Hamara that oversaw the creation of both Building Blocks and the Hamara Centre in an imaginative deal involving land swaps and a mosaic of funding grants.

Since then Building Blocks has grown to become a successful social enterprise, ploughing back surpluses into the nursery whilst keeping fees competitive.

The 44 place nursery offers flexible packages of half and full day care including the government funded Nursery Education Entitlement for 2 and 3 year old children. It is open from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday.

For more information ring (0113) 270 8088 or call in to Building Blocks on Maud Avenue, Beeston.